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March against the privatization of Eskom

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria against the privatization of Eskom and the sourcing of power from independent power producers, among others. “Their mission and mandated task is to break up Eskom, privatize it, renew the looting contracts of cost-plus mines and justify IPPs [independent power producers]. In our view, this agenda is linked to the corrupt political elite who take South Africans for a ride,” said NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim.

Source: www.numsa.org.za

“The privatization of Eskom by other means"

Irvin Jim, the General secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), says adoption of the Independent Power Producer model, which is being promoted by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), amounts to “the privatization of Eskom by other means and we reject it in its totality. We cannot allow the grid and the supply of electricity to be placed in private hands. We have learnt many hard lessons in the past about privatization. It ultimately worsens conditions for workers and their families, through increased tariffs and retrenchments.”

Source: www.counterpunch.org

COSATU denounces reports of retrenchments and privatization at Eskom

COSATU denounces reports of retrenchments and privatization at Eskom. “The federation is not going to allow the privatization of Eskom and the victimisation of workers. Workers should not be forced to pay with their livelihoods for the failures of government. We have seen no tangible steps to address the poor leadership and financial mismanagement at Eskom and the rush to cut jobs and destroy the livelihoods of many innocent workers and their families is an ill-conceived idea.”

Source: allAfrica.com

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