Unions demand no retrenchments during picket outside SABC offices

2018-11-09 19:24
A general view of the SABC headquarters on July 11, 2014 in Johannesburg. (GALLO IMAGES)

A general view of the SABC headquarters on July 11, 2014 in Johannesburg. (GALLO IMAGES)

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The SABC has committed to "continued interactions" with organised labour, facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), as it forges ahead with its plans to retrench employees.

Recognised unions at the broadcaster picketed outside SABC offices throughout the country on Friday and submitted a memorandum, demanding that the SABC stop its planned staff cuts.

In a statement issued on Friday, the public broadcaster said it "noted the peaceful picketing which took place at its various offices around the country by unions".

The SABC said it would engage with unions "in a meeting scheduled for Tuesday (November 13)".

The unions have slammed the SABC's restructuring plans and have demanded in a letter at Friday's demonstration that the broadcaster finds alternative ways of generating revenue and keep jobs.

Communication Workers' Union representative Aubrey Tshabalala warned that "retrenchments should not be on the table for any reason, but a new funding model for the SABC".

He also demanded that the broadcaster respond to their grievances by November 16 or face "a full-blown strike" and a "shutdown of the SABC".

 

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