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Ndabeni-Abrahams, Telkom meeting about retrenchments 'went well'

On Wednesday, unions received section 189 notices which will affect workers in the open-serve and consumer divisions.

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has met with Telkom management to discuss the planned retrenchments of around 3,000 workers.

On Wednesday, unions received section 189 notices which will affect workers in the open-serve and consumer divisions.

Telkom’s Mooketsi Mocumi said management had met with Ndabeni-Abrahams to discuss the company’s planned retrenchments.

Mocumi said they had explained to Ndabeni-Abrahams that the weak economy and decline in fixed-line and fixed data revenues had a significant impact on the business.

“We will keep the minister and other stakeholders updated. The meeting went well.”

Ndabeni-Abrahams shared concerns about the planned cuts. Telkom has scheduled a meeting with union representatives at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for next week to discuss the next step.