Telkom meets unions over mass retrenchments

Telkom has started consulting unions over its plans to retrench 3,000 employees.

The telecommunication company announced it would be cutting thousands of jobs due to a weak economic environment and a rapid change in technology.

Joanne Joseph speaks to Solidarity strategic specialist Morné Malan about the meetings.

The proposal was that the unions and Telkom approach the minister of communications with regard to certain regulations as well as the release of the spectrum, which were identified by Telkom and we know they affect the telecommunications industry.

Morné Malan, Strategic specialist - Solidarity

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Unfortunately, Telkom refused to budge on that front so the process is continuing.

Morné Malan, Strategic specialist - Solidarity

It doesn't seem like there is too much room to negotiate.

Morné Malan, Strategic specialist - Solidarity

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