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South Africa's trade union Solidarity said on Thursday its 4,000 members employed by fixed-line operator Telkom would keep their jobs despite restructuring plans at the group.
Telkom, Africa's biggest fixed-line operator, has said the restructuring process would include outsourcing. It has about 24,879 workers.
A Telkom official said he could not immediately comment on Solidarity's comments.
"No employee affected by Telkom's planned outsourcing process may be retrenched as a direct result of the pr
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