South Africa: Eskom makes provision for strike

source: Fin24
Jun 28 2010 08:03
Dewald van Rensburg

Johannesburg – The impasse between Eskom and the unions can be resolved if the parties agree to return to the table, Kannan Lakmeeharan, Eskom’s MD of systems and planning, told Reuters on Sunday.

There has been progress on both sides, he maintains.

According to Lakmeeharan, Eskom nevertheless has contingency plans to keep the lights on during the 2010 FIFA World Cup if the unions decide to strike.

On Friday, the three unions negotiating with the electricity supplier announced new wage demands that were far below what they had so far officially requested.

They were now demanding a 9% wage increase and a R2 500 housing allowance, while Eskom’s latest offer had [continue reading]

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