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:
- Send your petition letter to the Minister of Labour. Click here.
- Send an SMS petition. SMS the word FREE to 34802. (An SMS costs R2.) Every SMS will be counted as a petition and Solidarity will forward it on your behalf.
Your petition can help free Eskom from national race targets and can keep South Africa’s lights on!
- “Like” Solidarity’s Facebook page and share our posts on the campaign with your friends. Click here.
- Tweet about the campaign and use #freeEskom.
- Tell your friends about the campaign.
- Brief aan Solidariteit-lede wat Eskom werknemers is.
- Brief aan Solidariteit-lede wat Eskom werknemers is. (English)
- Solidariteit se brief aan Eskom, rakende die situasie.
- Die Departement van Arbeid se brief aan Eskom
- Solidariteit se brief aan die departement van Arbeid (rakende hulle brief aan Eskom)
- Draft regulations in terms of section 42(2) read with section 55 of the EEA as proposed by Solidarity Trade Union