[LISTEN] NUM threatens strike action over possible sale of shares at Eskom

The fate of Eskom has yet to be decided as government debates whether to split up the power utility in order to make it financially viable.

According to reports, a task team to help stabilise the cash-strapped power utility are proposing splitting the company up into three state-owned entities responsible for power generation, distribution and transmission.

Energy Expert & Investigative Editor of EE Publishers Chris Yellend says it may take some negotiating skills from the president to work with different stakeholders to gain consensus on the matter.

From what we heard from a recent ANC lekgotla, there does not seem to be sufficient consensus that may make this possible and I have a feeling that labour is not speaking with one voice, there are parts of the labour movement that understand the energy transition and the need to become relevant for the future, instead of simply trying to hold on to old jobs that are going to change anyway.

Chris Yelland, energy expert

Meanwhile the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has warned that its members will embark on strike action during the election week in protest against the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the state owned power utility.

Highveld regional secretary of NUM Tshilidzi Mathavha says the primary objective of NUM is to protect jobs.

We are very much aware of the change in the energy processes and so on but the primary objective is that to defend our members and we say that the new energy system, our members are not featured there.

Tshilidzi Mathavha, Highveld regional secretary - NUM

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Cosatu say it will stage a nationwide strike of its own over large-scale job losses at state-owned firms like Eskom and at private companies.

Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla spoke to Karima Brown about the organisation's plans.


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