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Numsa goes out of Gordhan and talks about the separation of Eskom

The National Union of Metallurgical Workers of South Africa has come to the proposals to separate Eskom, reiterating that it will resist all attempts to break the power utility or privatize it.

Numsa is one of the three unions recognized in Eskom, along with the National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity.

In a statement on Thursday, Secretary-General of Numsa, Irvin Jim, said the union had not been consulted for his views on the separation of Eskom.

He was responding comments made by the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan in a business discussion with Business Unity South Africa at the beginning of the week.

At the Gordhan event, he said the government would be discussing the separation of Eskom "soon."

This idea of ​​disaggregation of Eskom was proposed by energy experts such as Chris Yelland and the Abuse of Taxes by undoing the Organization as part of a broader strategy to solve the debt-laden electricity utility. The idea usually involves breaking the squad into separate electricity and electricity transmission entities.

In July 2018, the general treasurer of the ANC, Paul Mashatile, told the press club in Cape Town, which could be divided into three entities: production, transmission and distribution.

Jim on Thursday criticized Gordhan for not participating in the future of Eskom.

"We are the most important actor in Eskom because we represent the workers and nothing has been communicated to us about the future of the SOE," he said.

"Our members read these reports and are fully alarmed because there were no questions about work in the future of Eskom. You have every reason to worry because Eskom recently made delays of senior executives in December, without informing or consulting union."

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