The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has given the SABC until noon on Monday to respond to their demands or face intensified strike action at the public broadcaster.

The union wants an immediate end to the retrenchment of 400 permanent staff and the withdrawal of redundancy letters that have already been issued to some workers.

In the video below, SABC News employees halt work in protest against retrenchments:

They have also called for the board to be dissolved and for the SABC to be placed under administration.

The SABC has suspended the retrenchment process until the end of December to allow for further engagements.

Last Friday, the Labour Court reserved judgment in trade union, Bemawu’s urgent application against the planned retrenchments.

The video below, is reporting that the Labour Court will deliver its judgement on Wednesday: