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Solidarity2EWN reports that trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday that Eskom and the police should act swiftly against striking Eskom workers who were purposefully sabotaging the running of power stations.  

The union’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Dirk Hermann, said that there were factions who damaged infrastructure and threatened the country’s electricity stability under the pretext of wage negotiations.  Yet, Solidarity members who wanted to keep SA’s lights on were intimidated and were even being threatened with violence.  Hermann said that there must be a clear distinction between collective bargaining and criminality.  The first was a legitimate process of power play and the other was criminal and should be prosecuted.  “Eskom, trade unions, the SAPS, and the whole country must have zero tolerance when it comes to criminal elements,” Hermann observed.  Eskom implemented stage one load shedding across parts of Johannesburg on Tuesday due to industrial action by some of its employees

  • Read this report by Katleho Sekhotho at EWN
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement at Solidarity News

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