JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Workers at several power stations operated by South Africa’s Eskom have downed tools after an impasse over wages, a union source told Reuters on Monday.
Cash-strapped Eskom, which provides virtually all of South Africa’s power, angered unions in June when it said it could not afford pay increases. That triggered protests which led to a spate of controlled blackouts in Africa’s most industrialized economy.
The company is currently locked in wage negotiations with the unions.
Reporting by Ed Stoddard; writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; editing by Jason Neely