retrenchments

Parliament denies claims it intends retrenching workers

Parliament has dismissed claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that it intends to retrench workers. Parliament says it is merely affording employees who are close to retirement age, an opportunity to take voluntary early retirement. Parliament says the retrenchment claims by the EFF are erroneous and misleading as the[…]

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SABC Board suspends Section 189 process for 7 days

The SABC Board says it will suspend the Section 189 process for a period of seven days. The announcement comes after the board met late into the night on Thursday. In a statement, the SABC said that its fully committed to engaging with all parties concerned and will now have[…]

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SABC needs to resume consultation with unions and staff: Bemawu

Union Bemawu says the latest events in the newsroom at the SABC’s headquarters in Johannesburg are evidence that the public broadcaster has failed to follow the proper consultation process for retrenchments. Earlier, SABC News staff took a stand against management during a heated meeting after some staff received redundancy letters.[…]

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More retrenchments are coming, CCMA projects

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says it foresees more retrenchments in workplaces, as factors such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) take over. “Currently, the biggest contributor to retrenchments is the 4IR. We are seeing that based on the number of referrals we are receiving. We do[…]

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PnP shareholders should tighten their belts: Cosatu

By Abubaker Abrahams Trade federation Cosatu says it’s worried that the economic recession and “a crisis of profit” is being used by many of these corporate companies to retrench workers and erode workers’ rights. The union was responding to news of supermarket retailer Pick n Pay’s decision to cut 10%[…]

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Labour Court orders Telkom to halt retrenchments

The Labour Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday granted an interdict sought by unions at Telkom to halt a continuing restructuring and retrenchment process. Judge David Gush further ordered Telkom to retract its Section 189 retrenchment notice, Solidarity said in a statement. Telkom’s three trade unions, Solidarity, the Communications Workers Union[…]

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ICTU tackles Telkom over retrenchments

Telkom is currently locked in a court tussle with the Information and Communication Technology Union (ICTU), over the telecommunication giant’s planned retrenchment of around 105 employees. This after the union suggested certain “irregularities” within the company’s plans. In late February, the ICTU announced that a planned employee cull, a part[…]

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Telkom ordered to halt retrenchments

Telkom’s planned retrenchment of 105 workers was halted by the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday, the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) said. “As we will be going back to the table we will make it clear to Telkom that their plan to sell and retrench is opposed by ICTU unapologetically,”[…]

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Eskom offers voluntary separation packages

Eskom has asked its staff to consider voluntary retrenchment packages, a spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “We can confirm that we have announced the process by which employees can apply for voluntary separation packages,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. The applications, due in February, would be considered on a case-by-case basis. Eskom’s[…]

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Almost 600 media retrenchments

Almost 600 people have been retrenched in the media industry in the past year, according to a Wits Journalism report released on Friday. “We have had 596 retrenchments in the industry… this is serious for journalism and is serious for the media,” lead researcher Glenda Daniels said at the release[…]

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