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Why this union believes Telkom’s retrenchment threat is a ruse to influence spectrum auction

The Communications Workers Union says it represents about 41 per cent of Telkom workforce and says the company is using retrenchment as a threat to toughen its case for a bigger spectrum allocation. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to the president of the Communications Workers Union, Clyde Mervin and asked how the 2012 retrenchments differ to 2020.

Communications Workers Union reacts to Telkom’s planned job cuts

In intraday trading Telkom’s share price was up by 5 per cent following its announcement of retrenchments of as many as 3000 jobs due to the company’s poor performance in recent months. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Aubrey Tshabalala, Secretary-General for the Communications Workers Union.