Numsa to launch fresh solidarity strike

More than 1,000 workers face dismissal for taking part in illegal industrial action last month.

FILE: Medupi Power Station. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will on Wednesday launch a solidarity strike at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo.

More than 1,000 workers face dismissal for taking part in illegal industrial action in March.

They refused to go to work for one day over poor accommodation and bonuses among other issues.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe said, "We have informed the 1,700 people not to report to work today until matters have been resolved. Numsa wants to go on a strike in solidarity with this people."

Numsa workers were barred from entering the power station earlier this month.