UPDATE: Eskom workers picket for salary increases


NUM and NUMSA members have gathered in their numbers outside Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

• Editor&39;s note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom workers are picketing at Eskom offices against zero salary increases.

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.

READ: Eskom not moving from its &39;no wage increase&39; stance

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.

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