The SABC says the Section 189 notices issued so far to staff are still in effect, but that the date of implementation of those notices has now moved by 30 days to the end of January.
The public broadcaster's board yesterday extended the suspension of the retrenchment process until the end
of December to allow for further engagements with staff and unions.
However, management has maintained that the retrenchment process has been fair and has denied that the extension of the su spension is an admission of wrongdoing on the process so far.
SABC COO Ian Plaatjies says they will consult on the intended restructuring and that retrenchment notices to staff will only be withdrawn if that person's position is no longer redundant.
He says, "We are not suspending or avoiding or terminating the 189 process.
We are suspending the implementation of that.
If certain jobs are no longer redundant, we will then withdraw that specific letter, but the last thing we want to do is give people false hope.
The structures can change.
We are going
to be engaging in this in an open way.
While we are open for those structures to change, it will go through a process.
It's not just an automatic thing.
It has to make sense within our target operating model.
The current letters that (were) sent out to affected employees will now move on by 30 days as well and that will move to the 31st of January." "https://scontent-jnb1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/127262630_3747799285272428_1327466996442656959_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=fhgV3nsalnkAX_fGH18&_nc_ht=scontent-jnb1-1.xx&oh=b32a3a9dfa334540ee24bb6f8d2df0ae&oe=5FE1D25C"
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