City Power has met with two unions over an unprotected strike by some employees, its spokesman Sol Masolo has said.
“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 today in a statement.
“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.
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