JOHANNESBURG - Trade union Solidarity on Thursday confirmed that a Cell C employee committed suicide this week following his retrenchment notice.
The union said it spoke to the man's family. They believe he was pushed over the edge by the possibility of losing his job.
Cell C denied that the employee was officially told that he would be retrenched.
At least 150 people stand to lose their jobs as the company looks to streamline its business.
Solidarity spokesperson Marius Croucamp said retrenchment is not a way to deal with people.
“We have seen a decline in the moral values in big corporate in the way they deal with people.”
(Edited by Zethu Zulu)