Enough coal in event of strike
ESKOM has healthy stockpiles across its coalfired power stations and was building them further ahead of a potential coal wage strike by NUM, it said.
“To mitigate the impact from this impending strike, the utility is working tirelessly to reclaim coal from current stockpiles, as well as build up operational stockpiles,” Eskom said.
NUM plans to strike from Sunday after wage talks broke down last week at mines run by Anglo Coal, Delmas Coal, Exxaro and Glencore, which account for about half of SA’s coal production. – Reuters