Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has resisted calls from trade unions and a business group to resign amid severe electricity cuts across the country.
Eskom has triggered a dispute process with unions over pay, leaving a government-affiliated mediator to try to forge an agreement and avert potential disruption to power supplies.
The biggest labour group at Eskom blamed “poor leadership” for ongoing nationwide power cuts, a discordant sign as the utility embarks on a plan to become profitable again.
The deadlock in the Eskom wage negotiations has been broken following a 14-hour marathon wage negotiation process, averting a potentially costly strike for the already ailing South African economy
Members of the biggest union at South Africa’s power utility plan to broaden a strike to more plants across the country even after the company obtained a court order against the stoppage. All 15 000 members of the National Union of
Eskom does not expect the National Union of Mineworkers’ strike in the coal sector to have an immediate effect on its coal supplies, but prolonged industrial action will deplete the power