Amidst the prevailing power crisis the Department of Labour is forcing Eskom to intensify its implementation of affirmative action. According to Eskom’s latest plans and targets, which are endorsed by the department, the company has to reflect the national race demography by 31 March 2020.
This would mean that Eskom has to shed 3 400 qualified and experienced white employees over the next five years.
Solidarity believes the Eskom crisis is of such proportion that it has become imperative that Eskom be exempted from irrational race targets. The last thing Eskom should be doing right now is to create a climate in which any skilled employee feels he or she doesn’t belong.
Solidarity wants to ensure that Eskom retains critical skills and that the country isn’t plunged into complete darkness. Eskom’s absurd pursuit of race targets would eventually have catastrophic consequences for everyone in South Africa.
Solidarity wants to act on behalf of the community. We need your support to show government that we as a community can stand together against Eskom’s race targets and the impact it has on electricity delivery.
You can do so in two ways:
Your petition can help free Eskom from national race targets and can keep South Africa’s lights on!