Eskom working on contingency amid wildcat strike
By Tunicia Phillips
Power utility Eskom says it has contingency plans in place to deal with the wildcat strike affecting its operations. Workers have continued to down tools in spite of a court interdict instructing them not to do so.
The utility is currently locked behind closed doors with union NUM to solve the ongoing wage dispute.
Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe says today’s meeting will hopefully solve the impasse and has commended the National Union of Mineworkers for bringing their demands down from 15% to 10%.
“NUM is currently demanding 10%, which is a good move it must be added.
“Initially they wanted 15%, they have now reduced that to 10%,” he told KayaNews.
On Monday thousands of Eskom workers embarked on a strike, mostly in the Mpumalanga and Kwa- Zulu- Natal regions.
Talks deadlocked over the weekend with Eskom sticking by its 7% to 9% wage offer.