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Fractious Telkom strike suspended

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it has suspended a strike against Telkom. Hundreds of Telkom workers have been on strike for over a month as they demand an 11% salary increase, six months’ maternity leave, gain-sharing and

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Telkom, unions in significant deal

Telkom has agreed with organised labour not to retrench any workers for the next two years, but in turn workers have agreed to a wage freeze and to a new performance-based system that can earn them extra money. The agreement has been signed

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Telkom’s massive job cuts bill

Telkom has paid out R1,1bn in voluntary early retirement and severance packages, according to the company’s quarterly report. On Friday, the company released an operational update for the quarter ended 30 June 2015. The operational update was released on

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Telkom bypasses unions with severance offer

Despite union objections, Telkom has announced it is extending voluntary severance and early retirement packages to all employees, including those that belong to trade unions. The decision to offer packages to all staff, included unionised

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Staff cuts, wage freeze planned at Telkom

Less than a week after the labour court ordered Telkom to suspend a section 189 retrenchment process, the company has decided to abandon that approach and has opted instead to offer voluntary

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Telkom to fight unions’ court challenge

Telkom has signalled its intention to fight an urgent application brought by trade unions at the labour court, in which they are seeking an interdict against planned restructuring and retrenchments at the

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Whites to go at Telkom: union

Telkom will use race when determining who it lets go of in its latest round of restructuring, trade union Solidarity alleged on Monday. “This follows after Telkom today indicated in a section 189 notice to trade unions that employment equity

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Telkom, unions set for showdown

Telkom has failed to reach agreement with any of the three labour unions it recognises over its latest restructuring plans, setting the scene for potential acrimony. Telkom’s three unions – Solidarity, the South African Communications Union and the

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Deadlock in Telkom labour talks

Telkom says its discussions with the Communication Workers Union over voluntary severance and early retirement packages — known as VSPs and VERPs — have deadlocked, allowing the company to go ahead with the offers to affected employees. However

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‘Illegal’ industrial action hits Telkom

“Persistent” and “illegal” industrial action in the form of “go-slows” at Telkom’s call centres escalated at the weekend, with staff allegedly being intimated and employees walking out, the telecommunications operator said on Monday. This comes as Telkom announced it will

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