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solidariteitEngineering News reports that Solidarity has requested that industry players, government and power utility Eskom convene a solution-seeking roundtable to discuss winter’s high power rates and the negative impact they have on the steel and chrome industry.  

The trade union’s Marius Croucamp said that under the ‘Save Our Steel Campaign’, Solidarity had sent a letter to government requesting an urgent high-level meeting to look into this matter.  “Companies close plants and shut down smelters owing to the higher power rates that apply in June, July and August.  When production is halted at companies, no economic growth takes place, which could result in retrenchments at the companies in question,” Croucamp explained.  In light of this, Solidarity believes a model allowing for flexibility must be found to assist and support companies during the increased winter power tariff period.

  • Based on a report at Read this report in full at Engineering News
  • See too, Union seeks urgent meeting over Eskom’s winter power rates, on page 18 of Business Report of 17 July 2017
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity online

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