Construction halted at Medupi

10 April 2015

Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant as remaining construction workers joined the dismissed group belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa).

Numsa on Thursday said its members joined the dismissed 1 500 in a gesture of solidarity to compel employers to reverse the dismissal motion.

Eskom-contracted companies at the Medupi power plant have dismissed workers and locked them out as they returned to work after the Easter weekend. Eskom has accused workers of embarking on an unprotected strike.

The firing of workers is also expected to add further delays to the completion of the much-needed power unit as the country struggles to meet electricity demand.


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