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eskomANA reports that Eskom said late on Sunday its power system remained constrained and would take up to ten days to recover from the effects of last week’s wage strike.  

The state-owned power utility warned consumers to work on the assumption that rolling power interruptions, or loadshedding, could still take place.  “Eskom’s prognosis is that the power system will take up to approximately ten days to recover from the effects of the recent industrial action, once all staff return to work on Monday,” the company said late on Sunday.  The utility was expecting staff to return to work on Monday after government and unions agreed to resume wage negotiations which had stalled over Eskom’s decision not to award salary increases due to financial constraints.  At the weekend, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) confirmed that the zero percent proposal by Eskom was now “off the table”.  Labour unions are demanding wage increases of up to 15%.

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