28 January 2013

South Africa: Media Alert - Press Conference On Eskom's MYPD3

press release

Cosatu's three manufacturing unions (FAWU, NUMSA and SACCAWU) and environmental movement EARTHLIFE AFRICA are to hold a press conference to announce details of mass action against Eskom's third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3).

The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and South African Catering, Commercial and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) all affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will be holding a press conference on Monday 28 January 2013, at NUMSA Head Office, 153 Bree Street (Cnr Gerard Sekoto Street), Newtown in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The press conference is scheduled to start at 12H00.

Environmental movement, EARTHLIFE AFRICA will join the three unions that organise in the strategic manufacturing and commercial sectors of our economy. The purpose of the press conference will be to announce detailed mass work and political strategies that these formations will unleash against Eskom's Third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa).

Furthermore a coherent mass action plan will be unveiled for the much-awaited Nersa public hearings scheduled for Gauteng province on the 30 - 31 January 2013 and that will be held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

The Press Conference will be addressed by the following leaders:

- Louise Boitumelo Thipe, SACCAWU President

- Irvin Jim, NUMSA General Secretary

- Moleko Phakedi, FAWU Deputy General Secretary

- Tristen Taylor, EARTHLIFE AFRICA Coordinator

The details of the Press Conference are as follows:

DATE: Monday 28 January 2012

TIME: 12H00

VENUE: NUMSA Head Office, 153 Bree (Cnr Gerard Sekoto) Streets, Newtown

Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and report.


Castro Ngobese, National Spokesperson

Cell: 081 011 1137 (temporary contact number)

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