08 April 2015
As the strike at the Medupi
Power Station continues Eskom says the strike is illegal.
Last month about
one-thousand-seven-hundred employees received written warnings and some fired
after they embarked on an unprotected strike.
Construction of the power
station has been delayed in recent months following a series of strikes.
Eskom’s Spokesperson Khulu
Phasiwe said “from our side of the company we have not formally received any
notification from the unions, if that is correct that they are going on a
strike action, then obviously it will be illegal industrial action and the
necessary disciplinary measure will have to be followed.”
Meanwhile Eskom said the possibility of load-shedding is
very high today.
He said that, on Tuesday the
power utility implemented stage one load- shedding in the evening due to a
shortage of generation capacity as several units are currently out of service
due to planned and unplanned outages.
Eskom Spokesperson Khulu
Phasiwe said we are expecting our generators to come back later this afternoon.
"If that happens it might help
us to reduce the risk of load shedding but in the interim we are asking all
customers to continue to use electricity sparingly, so that we can mitigate
against the risk of load shedding.” Phasiwe added.
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