June 23, 2018

Overtime standoff: electricity crisis looms (Heraldlive)

Overtime standoff: electricity crisis looms (Heraldlive)

Power outages in eight suburbs cause havoc as standby workers ignore calls

The spat between the municipality and its workers over overtime pay saw the power being cut to eight suburbs in Nelson Mandela Bay at the weekend.

The standoff, which first affected water supply to some areas, has now spilled over into electricity, with municipal electricians on standby failing to respond to calls as several substations went offline.

The power outages caused havoc, with angry Helenvale residents lobbing stones in frustration at passing cars in Stanford Road on Saturday. Read more

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