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In a recent wide-ranging document on economic policy,  Cosatu argues compellingly that workers will bear the brunt of the consequences of a collapse of Eskom and that decisive interventions are needed to save both jobs and the SA economy. 

The union federation proposes that there should be a social compact between the government, labour and industry to stabilise Eskom, on condition that Eskom is not privatised and that no Eskom worker will be retrenched. Cosatu further argues for a deal to reduce Eskom’s debt through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) involving workers’ pensions, government, business and development finance institutions. ..

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