Eskom blames technicians’ go-slow protest for extended turnaround time in restoring power supply

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Eskom says they are attending to the power supply interruptions affecting some parts of Gauteng, as a result of multiple network faults.

The power utility says the delay in attending to the reported network faults was exacerbated due to some of their technicians having embarked on a go-slow, extending the turnaround time to restore supply. They say technicians that had been working and were not part of the go-slow have been attending to the network faults and are restoring supply.

Eskom  Spokesperson in Gauteng, Daphne Mokwena says the utility met with trade unions.

“We can confirm that Eskom management met with the trade unions and the labour matters were resolved with the agreement that technicians will resume with operations. We are working on restoring supply to the areas that are still affected, but due to the backlog, the turnaround time is longer than normal,” says Mokwena.

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The power utility says it is confident that there will be no load shedding during next week’s local government elections.


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