Trade union Solidarity has threatened litigation should the government implement a controversial proposal to use pension fund money to bail out cash-strapped power utility Eskom.

Union federation Cosatu recently proposed using R250bn of pension money managed by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to pay down Eskom’s debt in return for a range of undertakings by the government, including that no worker at the utility lose their job and that Eskom not be privatised...

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