Eskom secures interdict against strike

Eskom secures interdict against strike

Power giant, Eskom has secured an interdict against a planned strike by some 15 000 workers who belong to the National Union of Mineworkers. 

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The members of NUM planned to go on strike on Monday morning but the power utility turned to the Labour court last night to avoid the work stoppage.

Workers are demanding an increase of between 8.5 and 10 percent while Eskom is standing firm at a 7 precent increase.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe confirmed to Jacaranda FM News that the interdict was secured from the Labour Court last night.

"This further confirms our position that no Eskom employees are allowed to go on strike and that's according to the labour relations act," Phasiwe said

He says wage talks are set to continue between Eskom, the NUM, Solidarity and NUMSA at 10:00 this morning. 


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"The meeting forms part of the ongoing discussions that we have been having with the NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity," Phasiwe said.

Phasiwe reiterated that they are waiting for a date from the CCMA so that this matter can be concluded.

"We are willing and ready to meet with the unions and we believe that the threats by NUM to go on strike despite the interdict is just another way to flex their muscles," Phasiwe said.

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