Striking SABC employees vow to shut down public broadcaster

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STOCK IMAGE: Witnesses, including former and current South African Broadcasting Corporation executives, painted a frightening picture of an institution hobbled by financial bankruptcy, corruption, political interference, erosion of editorial independence and abuse of power and low staff morale.

JOHANNESBURG - Striking SABC employees are threatening a total shutdown of the public broadcaster on Friday.

 

 

They&39;re trying to get management to at least double the wage offer currently on the table.

Members of the Communication Workers&39; Union and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media, Allied Workers Union, protested in all nine provinces on Thursday.

 

 

They&39;re demanding a 10 percent pay hike, while the corporation is offering 4,5 percent increase, backdated for six months.

The public broadcaster said Thursday&39;s strike affected morning current affairs programming at three stations.