Eskom's biggest union blames Andre de Ruyter for load-shedding

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Eskom's biggest union blames Andre de Ruyter for load-shedding

The biggest labor group at South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. blamed “poor leadership” for ongoing nationwide power cuts, a discordant sign as the utility embarks on a plan to become profitable again.

The National Union of Mineworkers is “very disappointed with the performance” of Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter and the lack of a plan to prevent outages, it said Thursday in a statement.

The group also continues to oppose the use of independent electricity producers, which Eskom is counting on to help increase generation.

[Bloomberg]
 
No one can't fix this colossal f$up as long as government is involved. At the very best it will get a little better.
 
Eskom's biggest union blames Andre de Ruyter for load-shedding

The biggest labor group at South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. blamed “poor leadership” for ongoing nationwide power cuts, a discordant sign as the utility embarks on a plan to become profitable again.

The National Union of Mineworkers is “very disappointed with the performance” of Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter and the lack of a plan to prevent outages, it said Thursday in a statement.

The group also continues to oppose the use of independent electricity producers, which Eskom is counting on to help increase generation.

[Bloomberg]
What does the energy expert and prophet say?
 
Eskom's biggest union blames Andre de Ruyter for load-shedding

The biggest labor group at South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. blamed “poor leadership” for ongoing nationwide power cuts, a discordant sign as the utility embarks on a plan to become profitable again.

The National Union of Mineworkers is “very disappointed with the performance” of Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter and the lack of a plan to prevent outages, it said Thursday in a statement.

The group also continues to oppose the use of independent electricity producers, which Eskom is counting on to help increase generation.

[Bloomberg]
Yeah cause it was going swimmingly before him right?
 
A transparent reaction to ongoing battles behind the scenes to right the ship, all too often stumped or jeopardized by union interference.
 
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The unions support the ANC through COSATU, which is one of members of the tripartite alliance.
 
The union is not correct to say that he does not have a plan to stop load shedding. He does. That plan just does not include steps to artificially reduce load shedding to save face, either through excessive running OGT or running plants due for maintenance.

The plan is beyond just load shedding, its about saving the company and through it the country.
 
The union is not correct to say that he does not have a plan to stop load shedding. He does. That plan just does not include steps to artificially reduce load shedding to save face, either through excessive running OGT or running plants due for maintenance.

The plan is beyond just load shedding, its about saving the company and through it the country.

He certainly does have a plan and it's clear it is a long term goal.

You'd swear the unions expect him to conjure up extra generation out of thin air or wave a magic wand to have all the maintenance that was delayed in anticipation of Medupi/Kusile done overnight.
 
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