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SABC to continue the skills audit despite the decision to cancel staff reductions

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On Friday, February 1, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that it would continue to audit staff, despite the decision to abolish staff reductions.

The South African broadcaster announced the day before that that it will not go ahead with its notice to invoke Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act. The act allows companies to make reductions and contains rules of the process.

As it has become known earlier, last year the SABC decided to optimize costs and proposed to reduce 981 permanent employees and about 1,200 freelancers.

According to Neo Momodu from the SABC, all parties are interested in the salaries increasing:

“All our stakeholders acknowledged the need to review the increase in costs, including the compensation bill, hence the need to conduct a thorough skills audit and related activities,” Momodu said.

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