‘Daylight robbery’ will unite us

Mail and Guardian 26 October 2012.

The outrage over Eskom’s request to raise tariffs may be better directed at wasteful municipalities, writes Phillip de Wet.

It was clearly what trade union federation Cosatu had in mind this week but it took an affiliate, the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu), to put it into words. Eskom’s request for five consecutive years of 16% electricity price hikes should be resisted the way the e-tolling system had been, Samwu said, to force an immediate halt to a plan that constitutes “daylight robbery”…

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