Massmart starts consultation with labour over possible job cuts at Game stores

A Game store on January 13, 2020 in Johannesburg. South Africa.
A Game store on January 13, 2020 in Johannesburg. South Africa.
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Retailer Massmart says it has started a consultation process under Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act that may affect 1 800 employees at Game stores in South Africa. 

In a short update to shareholders on Tuesday, Massmart said the decision came after it "recently completed an assessment of opportunities to improve our South African Game store efficiencies".

Section 189 of the act governs, among other things, the procedures that companies must be take ahead of any possible retrenchments. 

In addition to Game, Massmart owns Makro, Dion Wired, Builders Warehouse and Masscash. 

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