The SABC board has suspended its retrenchment processes for one week. “The board of the SABC would like to announce that it will suspend the process for a period of seven days. This will allow all stakeholders to further engage and explore further options in an effort to ensure the financial sustainability of the SABC” a statement released by acting SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo.
“The SABC is committed to meaningfully engaging with all its stakeholders as it continues to make the corporation financially sustainable in order to fulfill its public mandate” Seapolelo said.
The public broadcaster was also considering a three-year salary freeze reducing employee annual leave from 35 days to 28 days, stopping the cashing in of leave and reducing sick leave from 30 days a year to 36 days in three years stipulated by law.
More to follow.