Is Telkom forcing customers to move to wireless packages?

Telkom clients have accused the telecommunications company of allegedly forcing its customers to switch to wireless communication. Speaking to the VOC Breakfast Beat, Bertus van der Vyver, the Managing Executive for Customs of Value Management at Telkom, said the change was more of a migration than a forceful act –[…]

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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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Union to launch mass action against Telkom

The Communication Workers Union will embark on mass action against Telkom’s imminent retrenchments, it said on Wednesday. “We shall use anything at our disposal, including but not limited to unleashing the organised might of our members through rolling mass action to register our dissatisfaction, and force the hand of an[…]

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Butchered cables angers Manenberg residents

The continuous vandalism of telephone cables has angered Manenberg residents who have been left without working landlines. Residents say they sent their complaints thrice to service provider Telkom who simply responds with smses promising to resolve the issue, but with little action. “I have been without a landline for three[…]

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Criminals pose as Telkom technicians

Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says that the evolving modus operandi of the suspected criminals is of great concern. “Telkom would like to alert customers[…]

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Union vows to fight Telkom over ‘retrenchment’

Solidarity will take legal action if any of its members working at Telkom are fired, the trade Union said on Thursday. “Should some of our members be forcefully retrenched, we will attend to each case individually,” said spokesman Marius Croucamp. “Solidarity will therefore consider taking legal action if we find[…]

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Telkom users to be wary of hoax

A Cape Town woman says she might have been scammed out of thousands of rands, had she not hung up a fraudulent call allegedly from Telkom. Rashiedah Petersen said she received a call at approximately 12:40 on Thursday afternoon from a woman claiming to be calling from the telecommunications company.[…]

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