Nation Wide Blackout
Electricity Supply Corporation (ESCOM) employees were on strike for a good part of the week, demanding portions of their pension contributions. Management seemed to have been pushing the blame to their fund managers for the cook up. It was a strike I was not very interested in and as such don’t really have the details.
However on Tuesday morning I was shocked when I heard that the striking staff had threatened to switch off power to the whole country to force management to meet their demands. Now here is a corporation that does not necessarily have widespread public sympathy. To add insult to injury, they wanted to punish 12 million people because of some in-house incompetence of theirs? They have the cheek! At any point did they imagine that someone could be on an operating table at the time they would have pulled the plug? I guess not even though you don’t necessarily have to be a rocket scientist to think of that. Shame on you guys!