Eskom Workers Embark On Strike

The workers are accusing brokers of not paying employees their full salaries. 

Protest organiser and convenor of the Economic Freedom Front in Nkangala, Timothy Kgokong said the workers have been experiencing this for some time.

“Those people at Rotek have labour brokers, while they are a division of Eskom. These people have for three months not received payments. Salaries have deteriorated. The old labour brokers were removed and the new ones are not paying workers.” said Kgokong.

Eskom said it will investigate the claims that employees are making and it has put measures in place to make sure that the utility doesn’t face disruptions. 

Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said:

“Eskom has put in measures to minimise the disruption to production and it bears noting that the matters that are being raised by the protestors are already before the CCMA,”.

However, workers are not happy with the pace that Eskom is moving at to solve their complaints. 

“I’m one of those who agreed to go through the CCMA. This matter is not a matter of yesterday. We asked for this to be investigated and cases have not been traced. Unions and other workers' movements raised concerns to Rotek who referred it to the CCMA and we can’t wait any longer.” said Kgokong.

 

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