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Eskom has extended an olive branch to labour unions on Friday in a bid to help rescue the struggling power utility.
The National Union of Mineworkers says it will go ahead with a planned march to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House this month to protest the unbundling of Eskom.
Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget
According to a regional branch of NUM, workers at Eskom will strike during election week over the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the power utility.
The National Union of Mineworkers says mineworkers at Optimum and Koornfontein Colliery Mines in Mpumalanga have not received their salaries in three months.
NUM is angered by what it calls "the unexpected announcement of retrenchments made by Eskom on the eve of Christmas celebrations".
Sibanye-Stillwater said the cash advance would be repaid to the company over a five-month period “via payroll deduction”, from the end of February 2019.
The National Union of Mineworkers has confirmed that its Gauteng regional chairperson Ndlela Radebe was stabbed and injured at a mass meeting on Monday.
While the National Union of Mineworkers claims two of its members have been hospitalised, Gold Fields says the union has been perpetrating violence during the strike, which is costing the company R3m per day.
At the heart of the strike is a process Gold Fields has undergone at South Deep Mine to increase productivity and reduce jobs.
One of the most polarizing figures in South African mining, union leader Joseph Mathunjwa has never hesitated to go head-to-head with powerful CEOs. Now he may have to face down the government.
The National Union of Mineworkers says it will march to the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House on March 30 to protest the unbundling of Eskom.
The unions says the unbundling of Eskom as announced by the president would be an expensive exercise that pushes the struggling power utility further into debt.
The National Union of Mineworkers marched to the Union Buildings on Wednesday, asking government to ensure the mineworkers at Optimum receive salaries after they were left stranded by Tegeta’s fall into business rescue.
Three more houses have been torched in Blybank in Carletonville amid apparent union rivalry near Sibanye-Stillwater gold mine.
Strikes at two gold producing companies have shown no sign of abating, with no production taking place at Gold Fields since workers downed tools on November 2. Fin24 takes a look at 2018 in strikes.
According to Sibanye-Stillwater, the collective membership of the NUM, UASA and Solidarity has increased to over 50% of the employees at the South African gold operations, allowing for extension of the agreement.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has continued its strike over wages at Sibanye-Stillwater into Monday.
NUM, which represents 80% of the Gold Fields workforce, will withdraw labour from South Deep on Friday afternoon, the union has said.
Low-cost renewable energy offered Eskom a game-changing opportunity to help the cash-strapped utility save money, the Energy Portfolio Committee has heard.
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