Union to fight Telkom job losses

2014-05-22 13:39

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has vowed to resist job losses at Telkom after the company announced plans to retrench 1 000 workers.

“We will resist job losses. We want Telkom to engage us on the issues,” CWU deputy president Clyde Mervin said today.

He said the union could share ideas with Telkom on how jobs could be saved.

“If today 1 000 jobs are lost, tomorrow it could be worse,” he said.

“We will mobilise our members by making sure we have proper engagements with our structures of the union to ensure that it [retrenchment] becomes the last resort.”

The union was informed that about 1 000 employees in the managerial ranks would be retrenched.

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