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Irvin Jim.
Irvin Jim.

Cape Town – Rival unions are reaching out to each other to unite against Eskom’s decision to close five coal power stations within five years.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim said he wants to engage with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on this issue.

“For the sake of the workers, we need to put our ideological differences aside to formulate a united strategy to fight this attack on workers,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

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