Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Substantive Negotiations

We have received no further invitations from the SABC to conclude the substantive negotiations. Rumour has it that the Head of Labour Relations, Nthlaks has resigned. We have also heard rumours of retrenchment packages that will be offered to employees, but could not confirm it. We have not been informed by any SABC Official of such intention.

We are concerned about the state of the SABC. It appears from their financial statements that they have showed a surplus as a result of the Pension Fund surplus. If it was not for that, the SABC would have been R99M in the red.

We have been trying to get an appointment with the Acting Group CE, Mr Gab Mampone. He appears to be complete unapproachable and the only deduction we can make from this is that he is anti-union.

When we requested a meeting with him to discuss the SABC's financial situation, he wanted an agenda. When we told his office it's about the financial and general state of the SABC, we have not heard from him again.

So organised labour is out in the cold again!!!

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