Eskom looking at retrenching 15,000 workers – Report

Gaz{M}

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Revenue up by 50%! Lol. impossible.

As we have seen in winter so far, the municipal networks cannot deliver the power demanded and are tripping left right and centre. There is no way Eskom can sell more electricity in the near future, even if people demand it. Disgraceful.
 

Messugga

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Revenue up by 50%! Lol. impossible.

As we have seen in winter so far, the municipal networks cannot deliver the power demanded and are tripping left right and centre. There is no way Eskom can sell more electricity in the near future, even if people demand it. Disgraceful.
If you can't increase revenue by delivering more product, you can always start asking more for the same volume...
 

Skerminkel

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They really have not choice. They are way overstaffed. Problem is that they start with voluntary retrenchments first. The people who are willing to leave are the ones with the skills that can be sold somewhere else.
 

ambroseg1

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Yeah. Lay off people. I'm sure they wont be even more pissed off than your 0% increase offer. We are going to sit in the dark.
 

Iwojima

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The problem with this is there is no guarantee that the proposed 15k (or whatever number they settle on) would consist purely of "dead wood".

The company would likely lose a lot of capable, qualified people if the criteria used to decide is not in the best interest of sustaining/improving operations...which is the last thing they need at this point.
 
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Compton_effect

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I know a senior Eskom Staffer who had her pension paid out to cover a divorce settlement. And she's constantly taking sick leave due to a chronic back injury. This is not going to end well for her.
 

porchrat

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Because entitlement.

And a complete lack of any connection with the reality that jobs depend on the organisation's financial situation.
Nah. When Eskom announces the layoffs the unions will just stage another [-]riot[/-] strike to put a stop to that too.
 

Mike Hoxbig

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Nah. When Eskom announces the layoffs the unions will just stage another [-]riot[/-] strike to put a stop to that too.
They can get around that by putting a freeze on all new hires. And only consider replacements for someone leaving if it's considered an essential skill.

That might take more time to get what they want though...
 
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