Suspended Medupi employees reinstated with full pay

Last month, workers downed tools over poor accommodation and bonuses.

FILE: Spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said all workers would be reinstated with full pay. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Around 1,700 workers who were suspended and nearly 200 dismissed employees will return to their stations at the Medupi Power Station on Wednesday.

Last month workers downed tools over poor accommodation and bonuses.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said an agreement has since been reached with the unions and Eskom.

Spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said all workers would be reinstated with full pay.

"We can confirm that all employees will return to work tomorrow, 15 April 2015, and they will be paid in full."

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) workers were barred from entering the power station shortly after their stay-away.

Eskom, meanwhile said stage three load shedding would remain in place until at least 10pm on Tuesday.