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BEMAWU to join CWU in protest to Union Building over SABC retrenchments


The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) said its members will join its sister union in a march to the Union Buildings on Wednesday.

This came after the Communication Workers Union (CWU) served the SABC with a notice to resume their strike action as the public broadcaster forges ahead with retrenchments.

It appears that extended consultations with the SABC management to meet workers halfway and prevent strike action has failed.

According to Bemawu president, Hannes du Buisson, the majority of members who’ve responded indicated that they want to proceed or participate in the strike.

CWU had halted protests in 2020 after the SABC extended the consultation process by 30 days until end-December.

Earlier this week, the public broadcaster continued to issue dismissals and surplus letters to staff.

The SABC said that it had reduced the number of employees who will lose their jobs from 600 to just over 300. It says it has to reduce the wage bill to make the organization financially sustainable and save costs.

-The Citizen

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