Unions challenge SA’s just-transition partnership with rich nations
If partner countries are driven by a desire to help SA, the funding on offer would have included more grants and fewer loans, Numsa says
The two largest unions representing workers at Eskom and in the coal value chain are not happy with the partnership agreements the SA government has concluded with developed countries to finance just-transition projects.
On Monday and Tuesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) separately expressed their reservations about the $8.5bn Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) between SA, Germany, France, the UK, US and the EU, which will see investment flow from these countries to finance clean energy and other just-transition initiatives in SA...
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