City Power meets with unions over strike

2013-09-07 12:59

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Johannesburg - City Power has met with two unions over an unprotected strike by some employees, its spokesperson Sol Masolo said on Saturday.

"In the meeting, which was an information-sharing session, City Power indicated its concern about the manner in which striking employees disrupted the network," Masolo said in a statement on Saturday.

"It shared the steps taken to ensure a continuous electricity supply."

The company said it had committed itself to negotiating with two unions only - the SA Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) - due to "formal channels previously agreed on".

Masolo did not elaborate on this.

A few hundred disgruntled workers downed tools on Wednesday over a new shift structure.

City Power said the new shifts were to improve service delivery.

The strike led to power outages in various parts of Johannesburg this week.

Read more on:    city power  |  imatu  |  samwu  |  johannesburg  |  strikes  |  electricity

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