Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Eskom striking workers have not returned to work

Mbasa Gqokoma
06 May 2015

Eskom says striking employees working on the Medupi Power Station Project have not heeded the call to return to work.

 
The illegal strike is in its sixth week. Workers are demanding R10 000 exit bonus once work at Medupi unit six is complete and living allowance to assist workers to leave the hostels.

 
The power utility says the strike has caused construction delays on the Medupi Power Station Project.

Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the other parts of the power station have obviously been affected because of the industrial action they’ve been seen since the 25th of March.

Phasiwe added that “we have subsequently asked all the people who are staying at our residential area to move out of our facilities because we want to make sure that only people who are prepared to work are staying in those facilities.”

He concluded by saying that he process of checking and verify as to who is on strike and who is not will probably take about two weeks, then after two weeks they will then be able to say how the process will be unfolding in moving forward.  

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