Total blackout at SABC today as unionized workers cut down on tools
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says they are moving forward with the total blackout at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to CWU’s Aubrey Tshabalala, the blackout will begin with workers knocking over tools, followed by a slow and then a total blackout.
“We are encouraging our members to support the call for a blackout. Even if they can bring contingency plans, we think fresh news and content will take a hit. If we are essential, why is it necessary to lay off hundreds of essential workers? Tshabalala said.
This after the workers and their representatives went to the union buildings. Wednesday to deliver a memo to the president.