Eskom To Meet With Union Over alleged Retrenchments

Eskom will announce their tariff increase for the next three years today.

Eskom says it will meet with unions representing employees at Megawatt Park to discuss possible retrenchments and reports that the utility could be split.

Employees staged a lunchtime picket outside the building on Wednesday over what they say is the utility’s failure to inform them about plans to unbundle the cash-strapped power utility.

Last year, Eskom trimmed its executive management personnel in order to reduce its wage bill.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said: “All of those things need to be addressed soon and the COO who was representing the CEO, who is away, has said that in due course, there will be a meeting with union representatives so that these matters can be resolved.”