New Eskom tariffs will hit farmer: FAWU

The proposed electricity price increase by power utility Eskom will have a negative affect on farming operations, Fawu said on Wednesday.

"We have argued that this proposed massive electricity hike will have a negative impact on the cost structure [not only] for manufacturers, but also for farmers," the Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) said in a statement.

Farmers found it difficult to contain the increasing prices of energy and fuel, and therefore had no choice but to retrench workers to cut costs, it said.

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