According to Sunday World, The SABC has revived plans to retrench workers – despite the uproar that flared up when the public broadcaster initially wanted to cut hundreds of jobs as part of a turnaround process.
- It will reduce the cash-strapped organisation’s salary bill by R700-million
- It plans to invoke section 189 of the Labour Relations Act to cut 33% of staff
- This means retrenchment of 981 permanent staff members and more than 1 200 freelancers
- The current SABC operating model is not defined and had major challenges, such as the absence of an overarching group strategy and planning function cascading to divisional plans