The South African telecommunications firm Telkom plans to shed another 4,181 workers in three years, despite making record profits this year.
In 1999 Telkom employed more than 61,000 workers. This number has been almost halved to fewer than 32,000.
The three trade unions in Telko — the Communication Workers Union, Solidarity, and South African Communication Union — have made a pact to fight these redundancies, and are asking for international solidarity.
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