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Telkom silent on retrenchment process

The telecomms firm says it won’t comment on retrenchments until talks are concluded.

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JOHANNESBURG - Telkom says for now it will not be answering any questions related to its retrenchment processes, until talks with all relevant labour representatives have concluded.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says Telkom has sent about 105 of its members retrenchment letters since the beginning of this month, while an estimated 200 more took voluntary severance packages last month.

The company has attributed the retrenchments to its need to cut costs and streamline operations.

But the union's Clyde Mervin says they will no longer engage in any more discussions with Telkom, until staff members are reinstated.

"We are taking Telkom head on. We have told Telkom that we won't engage them with any other meetings until we have resolved our issue with them."