News : CWU to Protest over Telkom’s Restructuring Process
Johannesburg, S. Africa, Feb 18, 2015 -- The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has criticized the manner in which Telkom handled its restructuring process and said it would be embarking on mass action next week.
The union met in Johannesburg over an announcement of job cuts at Telkom.
It said over 500 call centre workers had already been removed from their posts.
The CWU’s Aubrey Tshabalala said Telkom needed to explain its decision to dismiss thousands of workers.
"CWU stand firm and resolute in its position to take to any recklessness, restructuring or outsourcing process which involves retrenchments on a wider scale."
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Tshabalala said they would mobilize employees next week and take to the streets.
The union also raised concerns over the management of the South African Post Office, and once again called on government to intervene.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Communication Workers Union:
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is the main trade union in the United Kingdom for people working for telephone, cable, DSL and postal delivery companies. It has 204,500 members.
About Telkom South Africa:
Telkom SA SOC Ltd. is a wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa, and operating in more than 38 countries across the African continent. Telkom is a semi-privatised, 39% state-owned company.
Published: Monday, February 23, 2015
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