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necsa1Business Report writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was due on Wednesday to kick-off three days of mass action at the state-owned Nuclear Energy Company of SA (Necsa).  

Branch chairman Zolani Masoleng announced on Tuesday that union members would embark on daily lunch hour pickets until Friday to oppose possible job cuts of 400 and to also call for the resignation of the recently appointed Necsa board.  “The new board has developed a corporate plan and a turnaround strategy without consulting organised labour.  They (the board) have written to the Department of Minerals and Energy proposing assistance to cut 400 jobs in an effort to save R200 million a year,” Masoleng charged.  He said the cut would cost Necsa R106m for voluntary severance packages for affected employees.  “You have people sitting in dark corners and have never consulted the union.  Our view is that the process if illegal,” said Masoleng.  He also alleged that the company was planning to sell off parts of nuclear medicine production unit NTP Radioisotopes, a Necsa and international supplier of nuclear medicine cancer treatment, putting it at risk of losing market share.  

  • Read the full original of Dineo Faku’s report on this stroty on page 14 of Business Report of 12 June 2019
  • Read Nehawu’s press statement on this matter at Polity


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