Kimberley - Eskom has warned of possible load shedding this week following industrial action by trade unions.
The power utility said on Monday that there was ongoing industrial action by trade unions at various Eskom sites over the issue of performance bonuses for the 2017/18 financial year.
“The current industrial action has negatively impacted plant operations at several power stations,” Eskom said in a statement issued on Monday afternoon. “This includes acts of intimidation, sabotage and obstruction of access controls for personnel.
“While the risk of load shedding remains high during this period Eskom has activated all its emergency structures. Eskom is also urgently engaging union leaders to resolve this impasse.”
Reports were received that coal trucks were hijacked and employees intimidated at some of its power stations on Monday morning.
According to the utility’s Khulu Phasiwe, the problems started at the Duvha Power Station in Mpumalanga on Monday morning.