Only devil worshippers retrench on Christmas eve – NUM on Eskom
The retrenchments ‘are a ploy to replace managers who are deemed not to be in the faction of the Group CEO’, the NUM Highveld region says.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Highveld Region said today that it was angered and perturbed by the announcement of retrenchments made by Eskom on the eve of the Christmas celebration.
This as Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe said on Sunday that the process to rationalise its top executive structure has been completed, reducing the number of top executives from 21 to nine.
Tshilidzi Mathavha, NUM Highveld regional secretary, said the move by Eskom was well calculated and coordinated while workers were preparing to spend time with their families.
“What is lamentable is the fact that Eskom indicated that it will be advertising the same positions in the near future to fill the same positions that were occupied by the unfortunate retrenched employees.