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ESKOM contractors have fired more than 1,000 workers for taking part in an illegal strike at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, the power utility said on Friday."The workers were fired for embarking on an illegal strike on Wednesday. More than 3,000 employees took part in the strike, 1,000 of them were dismissed as they had previous records against them," said spokesman Khulu Phasiwe."The rest were issued with written warnings by the contractors."They had demanded better working conditions.Mr Phasiwe said Eskom would meet the contractors to determine whether they planned to fill the positions or implement extra shifts at the power station.On March 2, Eskom announced that Medupi’s unit six produced power for the first time."Within the next three months, South Africa will see Medupi unit six’s full potential of 794MW being fed into the South African national grid," suspended Eskom CE Matshediso Matona said at the time.Unit six of the new power station has faced numerous c...

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