Salary negotiations with the SABC was postponed sine die as the DOC and portfolio committee on communications apparently did not approve the SABC's budget. According to sources the SABC submitted a budget indicating the SABC will run in a severe deficit the following financial year.
At a meeting on Monday, April 7, General Manager, Labour Relations of the SABC Ntlaks Nkontwana was asked when salary negotiations will resume. Nkontwana confirmed there was a problem was the budget, saying the SABC had no budget for a salary increase. He said the problem had been fixed and an invitation will go out soon to BEMAWU to resume the negotiations.
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The SABC is still blocking BEMAWU to send out mass e-mail to our members.