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eskomReuters reports that workers downed tools on Monday at three power stations, with more set to follow, but Eskom said its operations had not yet been impacted.  

The power utility branded the stoppage illegal because workers are prohibited by law from striking.  “Across all of our 27 power stations everything is operating as normal at this stage,” Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said.  He also said that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members early on Monday morning had blocked roads leading to the Arnot power station, but police had been called in and the roads were now clear.  The NUM’s Paris Mashego said that wage talks with the utility were in deadlock over the weekend.  Eskom is offering pay hikes of 7% to 9%, while the NUM is looking for increases ranging from 12% to 13%.  The NUM has around 15,000 members at Eskom, close to a third of its workforce.

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