Monday, July 5, 2010

Eskom And Unions, Unquestionably Patriotic

Regarding the Eskom strike the ANC informs us was patriotically averted:

I doubt that Eskom employees were by any stretch of the imagination, the worst paid lot in town to begin with. Regardless of how a parastatal performs financially, it has to scrupulously follow every corporate governance guideline perhaps encouraging an environment in which annual increases are considered a right, rather than something that is worked for and earned.

Eskom is now offering workers a 9% wage increase along with a R1500 housing allowance, as apposed to the previous offer of a R1000 housing allowance and an 8.5 % increase.

When one considers the current economic climate, and the degree to which the consumer is expected to bale the mismanaged Public Utility out, how appalling is it that they used the World Cup and the reputation of our country, as leverage for the sake of .5 of a percent.

The ANC believes that the deal illustrates that all the parties involved are unquestionably patriotic and supportive to South Africa’s current hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

To me it read more like underperforming ungrateful cretins hold SA to ransom.

But perhaps I have missed something, if so please let me know by posting a comment.

Ernest Roper

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