Photo opportunity notice: South Africa’s Electricity Unions meets over Eskom crisis

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is holding an urgent Eskom Crisis meeting tomorrow Wednesday 13 May 2015, at 14h00pm, Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre, 155 Lilian Ngoyi (formerly Bree)Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng province. 
The media is invited to a photo opportunity at 14h15pm.
The meeting will be attended by South Africa’s electricity sector organising unions, namely Numsa, led by its General Secretary Irvin Jim; Solidarity-Union led by its General Secretary Gideon du Plesis; IMATU’s Willem van Heerden; UASA’s Brian Muir.
The aim of the meeting is to explore the possibility of labour in the electricity sector to speak with one voice.  It is our contention that the working class have been shut off from raising their voices on the electricity crisis and excluded from the so-called “War Room”. We strongly feel that there is a need to set a worker and community’s response to the rapid drift into electricity darkness.
A failure to come up with labour and community responses to the crisis will allow those who have always wanted to see Eskom broken up and employee downsizing emboldened. A united labour voice on the crisis is required as what we are experiencing demands that we put our differences aside
The details are as follows:
DATE: Wednesday 13 May 2015
TIME: 14H15pm
VEENUE: Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre, 155 Lilian Ngoyi, Newtown
Castro Ngobese
National Spokesperson
Mobile: 083 627 5197
Tel (dir): 011 689 1702
Twitter: @castrongobese