There will be no retrenchments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in 2016. The Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng said in Auckland Park on Friday.
The SABC and Communications Workers Union (CWU) have also concluded the salary increment and substantive negotiations for this financial year.
Both parties have reached an agreement of a 7% salary increment and the ex gratia payment that will be paid out at the end of this quarter, however, this payment is subject to the good performance of the organisation. The parties have also agreed on a moratorium on retrenchments.
The agreement is applicable to all CWU members and non-unionised employees and will be implemented at the end of May 2016 backdated from April 2016.
Motsoeneng stated that “We are happy that we have a very good working relationship with CWU since 2011. We are happier that despite the challenges during the negotiations where we were faced with tough economic time we have managed to reach an agreement. We would also like to thank the union leadership for the commitment they have displayed throughout the process.”
The SABC values the important role of its employees in the success of the business and remains committed to positioning itself as an employer of choice. We would like to encourage SABC employees to work with us to make sure that the SABC becomes more prosperous and fulfil our public service mandate.
Negotiations with the other union, Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) are still on-going.
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