The SABC says employee cost is still the biggest cost driver at 42% of the total revenue. The Public Broadcaster is briefing the Parliament’s Communications committee on its turnaround strategy.
The special meeting was called urgently last week, after the SABC announced that it is contemplating retrenchments.
SABC Board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini has reiterated that the public broadcaster is contemplating Section 189.
“We have engaged with organised labour and employees to communicate to them. The SABC contemplates embarking on the Section 189 process. The process must fully comply with the Labour Relations Act and therefore it would have been improper for the employees to first hear about this process at a public meeting with this committee, that’s why we started with labour.”
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