• Labour Wrap

    Terry Bell says the labour movement in SA is currently in a state of confusion.

  • Will the NPA stand up?

    Solly Moeng wonders if the NPA head will reinstate criminal charges against president Zuma.

  • Commodity currency

    Jac Laubscher asks if the true exchange rate of the rand is really a cue from commodity prices.

All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Strike at Medupi to continue

Jan 20 2013 14:30
Sapa
Johannesburg - A strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at the Medupi power station in Limpopo will continue on Monday, the trade union said.

"There is nothing that has been said or suggested to satisfy workers, maybe tomorrow (Monday) will have something, but Eskom has not come with something that could push us (to stop striking)," Numsa Medupi deputy secretary Seanego Ngakamone said on Sunday.

Construction of the R91bn coal-fired power plant in Lephalale was suspended on Wednesday when workers embarked on an illegal strike.

The strike, which is enter a fourth day, could threaten Eskom's plan for the first six units of the 4764 megawatt power plant to deliver power by the end of the year.

Workers are demanding that Eskom do away with the existing project labour
agreement in favour of the agreement in place when construction started years ago.

They claimed they were not being paid double pay on weekends, and that bonuses were being unfairly and unequally paid.

Workers were injured and a bus was burnt in a strike at the power station last year. 

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

eskom  |  numsa  |  medupi power station

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The drop in inflation:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...