SABC lays off 303 staff members after concluding Section 189 consultation

South Africa

Johannesburg – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday announced that it retrenched 3030 of its staff members following its lengthy Section 189 consultation process.

Late in 2020, the public broadcaster announced that it temporarily halted the consultation process after being confronted by angry staff.

Over 600 personnel were expected to be affected, however, in a statement, the SABC said the final number of redundancies were dependent on the acceptance of the proposed alternatives and the number of employees who would choose for voluntary severance packages and early retirement.

“The SABC is satisfied that the Section 189 process can withstand any legal scrutiny. As confirmed by the Labour Court on 2 December 2020, the SABC ‘properly conducted itself in the process, provided all consulting parties with sufficient information and constructively engaged with a view to reach consensus on all the consultations’,” read the statement.

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