12 000 workers return to Eskom’s Medupi station

2013-03-07 15:17

Construction on Medupi Power Station resumed today, with 12 000 workers back on site, Eskom said.

“We have adopted a phased approach to the return to work,” spokeswoman Hilary Joffe said.

Five-thousand more workers would return to the site in due course.

Construction at Medupi stopped on January 16 after a dispute about the payment of year-end bonuses.

Forty-six workers were arrested on February 15, following violent protests.

Joffe said Eskom had been concerned about violence and intimidation at the site after protesters damaged an Eskom vehicle and a police vehicle last month, but on Thursday the situation was quiet.

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