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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom workers are picketing at Eskom offices against zero salary increases.
#PowerUpdate: Intimidation and road blockades are rife at most of Eskom's power stations and regional offices this morning, a move that might compromise Eskom's ability to keep the lights on. Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on various media platforms. pic.twitter.com/4mEdhM3ls9— Khulu Phasiwe (@KhuluPhasiwe) June 14, 2018
There are fears the pickets might result in power cuts in some parts of the country.
The power utility said it has contingency plans to mitigate the effect of the pickets.
Unions are demanding a 15 percent salary increase across the board in a one-year agreement.
But Eskom says it is not going to increase salaries at all this year.
The power utility is facing serious financial woes, including debt of R350-billion.