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Workers Torch Eskom Officials’ Homes as South Africa Cuts Power

  • State utility’s unions agree to resume work after wage offer
  • Eskom has escalated power cuts to worse level since 2019
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Labor unions at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. agreed to call workers back from strike action but not before petrol bombs were thrown at houses of senior officials of South Africa’s beleaguered power utility.

The National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said they asked their members to return to work after Eskom agreed to resume wage talks. The company has made a pay offer, they said, which will now be considered by members.