This follows a report by Reuters in which the news agency quoted Eskom senior manager Marion Hughes as saying: “Eskom intends to reduce headcount from 48 678 to 41 613 by 2023 across all levels through normal attrition.”
Eskom spokesperson Dikatso Mothae said: “Marion was referring to natural attrition. We don’t have any plans to retrench staff.”
The struggling power utility has been butting heads with trade unions Numsa and NUM over their demand for higher wages.
Eskom has tabled a seven percent wage increase for each of three years, a 13th cheque and overtime allowance.