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eskomFin24 reports that in an internal memo on Monday addressed to "Eskom Guardians" - a term seemingly used to address staff – Eskom Group CEO Phakamani Hadebe responded to concerns about job security.  

"One of the questions that I hear being asked most often, is: ‘Will I still have a job in this turnaround of Eskom?’," the memo from Hadebe reads.  He explained that the process of reducing the headcount would provide staff with options and went on to write:  "So let me assure you that, even though reducing our headcount is part of the journey of building a more sustainable organisation, the options that Eskom has put on the table to assist in headcount management include natural attrition, early retirement and we are also considering the possibility of offering voluntary separation packages."  Hadebe also addressed the "disconnect" some of Eskom's employees might be experiencing given the organisational challenges.  "As leaders, we need to keep our employees and teams motivated and actively work towards building a culture that we need to heal and to thrive," he advised.  Hadebe also said Eskom was launching a survey to allow staff to share views on various aspects of Eskom's engagement with employees.  He further spoke out against corruption at the power utility, which seemingly has been enabled by some of Eskom's staff.

  • Read the full original of Lameez Omarjee’s report on the above at Fin24

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