City Power has met with two unions over an unprotected strike by some employees, its spokesman 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. - Sapa