Two unions representing Eskom workers will lead a one-day strike on Wednesday.
Workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa(Numsa) downed tools citing their unhappiness at the utility not increasing their salaries.
Speaking to John Maytham, Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe and said they have taken emergency measures to ensure that the lights are kept on after unions confirmed that they will go on what Eskom says is an illegal strike.
The unions indicated that there will be a series of these kind of protest and pickets until their demands have been met. They have also indicated that they would like to have a meeting with the Eskom board and also with government.— Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson
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