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ESI Insights: renewables vs. trade unions

This week’s episode of ESI Insights, sponsored by African Utility Week, takes a closer look at wind energy, jobs and trade unions.
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Wind energy association responds to NUM’s protest march

The South African Wind Energy Association makes remarks regarding the National Union of Mineworker’s peaceful march, which occurred on 17 November 2018.

NUM protests against IPPs and Eskom privatisation

NUM in Kwazulu-Natal arranged a protest this past weekend against the IPPs, Eskom privatisation, closing of power stations and coal mines.

Eskom finally reaches wage settlement with trade unions

After months of wage negotiations, the South African national power utility, Eskom, announced that it has reached a three-year wage agreement with its recognised trade unions, ending the impasse. Eskom and its trade unions, the...

Eskom sets the record straight on NUM and NUMSA claims

Eskom has acknowledged the NUM and NUMSA public communications in relation to the failure of Eskom and its union partners to reach an agreement on the protracted wage negotiations. The South African power utility has...
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Minister Pravin Gordhan holds meeting over Eskom salary negotiations

The Minister of Department of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, convened a meeting with the Eskom board and management and the three labour unions, NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity with the intention to bring all parties to...

SAWEA responds to NUMSA’s misleading arguments against PPA conclusion

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is concerned that the arguments cited by NUMSA and Transform SA in their interdict application against renewable power purchase agreement (RE PPA) conclusion, are misleading. The renewable...

S.Africa: NUM emotions run high over IPP deal

On Wednesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has welcomed the decision of the Pretoria high court to postpone the signing of 27 independent power producer (IPP) power purchase agreements. After the much-awaited IPP signing ceremony...