17 June 2015
The Federation of Unions of
South Africa is strongly opposed to the extraordinary high tariff increase that
Eskom had requested.
FEDUSA said that it is aware
of the crisis facing Eskom and understands that the utility needs investments
to enhance the situation and minimise the negative impact that this crisis can
have on the country as a whole.
FEDUSA general secretary
Dennis George said, the increase in Eskom tariffs would affect workers and the
poor directly and have a significant negative impact on the economy, job
creation and inclusive growth.
George added that FEDUSA
submitted their comment to NERSA to implicate that FEDUSA is totally opposed to
the reopening application of Eskom.
“In this application Eskom is
asking for a 25.3% increase. This high increase is going to create more trouble
for workers, consumers and South Africa.” George concluded.
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