I broke the news yesterday RIGHT HERE that bewildered SABC workers are being confronted with a SABC Turnaround Strategy Roll-out ''Road Show'' they know nothing about and on which unions were not consulted. Today the Media Workers' Association of South Africa (Mwasa), one of the 3 biggest unions within the public broadcaster, decided to walk out of consultations about the Turnaround Strategy, according to sources.
According to sources Mwasa walked out and refused to participate further. ''SABC leadership - or what they call leadership - has no clue. There is absolutely no concrete, logical strategic plan. At all. At all,'' says an insider. ''The SABC board is now adamant about change, but don't know how to really change things,'' says another. ''They want results, placing pressure on executives who want to save money any which way they now can. As fast as possible. It's a numbers game.''
The SABC says in response ''please note that the SABC has continuously engaged the unions on the Turnaround Strategy. In fact three meetings thus far have been held in this regard. The SABC however will not comment on its day to day operations.''
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