Police monitor strike action at Eskom power stations
Groups of striking workers tried to block the entrances at some of the facilities this week.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says police will continue monitoring 27 power stations after groups of protesters tried to block the entrances at some of the facilities this week.
The power utility obtained a court order on Tuesday to try and stop around 15,000 workers from going on strike.
The employees affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers are demanding pay hikes of between 10 and 12 percent.
Wage negotiations are still ongoing the parastatal is offering increases of between 7 and 9%.
Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says talks resumed on Wednesday.
"We are hopeful as a company, at least cautiously optimistic, that through this meeting we will be able to meet halfway so that we can resolve the current impasse that we are facing."