Num: ‘Ar­bi­tra­tion use­less’

Weekend Witness - - News -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG — Re­fer­ring the wage dis­pute be­tween Eskom and its three worker unions for ar­bi­tra­tion was “use­less”, the Na­tional Union of Minework­ers (Num) said yes­ter­day.

“We are not go­ing [for ar­bi­tra­tion]. It’s use­less to go there when the min­is­ter [of Pub­lic En­ter­prises Bar­bara Ho­gan] said Eskom has no money be­cause to go there, we have to be on the same level … not with Eskom re­ceiv­ing sup­port from the min­is­ter,” spokesper­son Le­siba Seshoka told a press brief­ing.

He was re­fer­ring to a state­ment Ho­gan re­leased on Thurs­day, which read: “De­spite the rais­ing of R60 bil­lion in debt in the fi­nan­cial year, Eskom finds it­self in a lower cash po­si­tion [net de­crease in cash equiv­a­lents of R2,9 bil­lion] than in the pre­vi­ous fi­nan­cial year.” — Sapa.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.