Trade unions affiliated with the South African Federation of Trade Unions will on Thursday stage a picket outside Eskom’s headquarters in Sandton, Gauteng.
Catalonia’s bid for independence has received support from an unlikely ally – the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (Numsa).
Numsa calls for an independent probe into Eskom, as well as a criminal investigation into the Gupta family and their company Trillian Capital Partners.
Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi, said the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) would be a key ally, as it prepares to embark on mass industrial action.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is not satisfied with the progress it has made with the employer and has warned that it will instigate a total shutdown of the engineering sector.
SAFTU, which Zwelinzima Vavi heads up, is urging its members to support Numsa’s fight with employers in the Engineering sector.
Irvin Jim said it was difficult to say just how significant the impact will be, when General Motors scales down its operations in South Africa.
Andrew Chirwa, President of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa), said the South African Federation of Trade Union (Saftu) would be a giant of South African politics.
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa general secretary Irvin Jim has confirmed the body has accepted the wage settlement – and bus drivers who are members of the union will return to work this week.
The office of the Public Protector confirmed that a complaint lodged by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) against the Road Accident Fund is being assessed for merit.