Strike reduces staff by 30% at new build projects

July 17th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize


Eskom’s new build projects (Medupi, Kusile and Ingula) are being delayed again – this time by the NUMSA metal workers’ strike.

Medupi _ Eskom

The utility reports that attendance by contracting workers at its new build power station construction sites is at about 70% of normal levels due to the strike, and that work is therefore affected at certain points. It is hoped that the strike will be short-lived, will not prevent Medupi’s Unit 6 from being synchronised to the grid in December 2014, and that NUMSA’s pay demands will not increase the overall project costs too much.







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