Not everybody who applies for the voluntary exit packages will get to leave, this is according to Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
The power utility announced on Thursday that it will be offering voluntary exit packages to its senior managers.
Employees aged between 60-62 will be allowed to take up the offer irrespective of the role they play in the company.
The utility's board has allocated a budget of R400 million for the retrenchment plan.
Joanne Joseph speaks to Mantshantsha to get more clarity on the exit plans.
This is a totally voluntary process where nobody even among the senior managers will lose their jobs if they did not apply for the package. Not everybody who applies will get to leave, management has the discretion to approve or reject any application for VSP.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Spokesperson - Eskom
Eskom has the final say on whether it will accept an employee to leave the employ of the company. Everything will be done to achieve the best for Eskom.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Spokesperson - Eskom
He adds that they will weigh the skills of those who will apply.
There is no number that is on the table, we will consider the needs of the business going forward and deal with the applications going forward.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Spokesperson - Eskom
Listen to the full interview below...