Retrenchment memo sent to SABC staff: report

14 September 2018 - 09:05 By Isaac Mahlangu
SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. File photo.
SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. File photo.
Image: Waldo Swiegers. (C) Sunday Times.

The cash-strapped SABC will be laying off hundreds of workers as the public broadcaster struggles to pay service providers.

The Sowetan reports that in a meeting with unions on Thursday‚ SABC management announced that they were forced to retrench employees due to the organisation’s dire financial situation‚ high employee head count and a huge salary bill‚ among others.

A union official confirmed that the public broadcaster was struggling to fund its R1-billion plus annual wage bill.

An internal memo was then sent out to workers notifying them that the embattled public broadcaster would be embarking on retrenchments‚ even though no further details were released.


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