Over 5000 retrenched Sapo workers to lose jobs
Sapo, however, assured that it aims to mitigate these job losses “by creating entrepreneurial opportunities in retail agencies, the delivery of goods, and the provision of services. Job losses will also be mitigated by creating new opportunities in inspection and enforcement of regulations, mailroom management and coordination.”
Severance and retrenchment
As part of a retrenchment package, a person would get severance pay. The Department of Labour explains: “Employers must pay severance pay to retrenched workers. The pay must be equal to at least one week’s pay for each completed year of continuous service.
“In addition to severance pay, workers are entitled to any other amounts that they are legally entitled to.
“Workers are not entitled to severance pay if they unreasonably refuse other employment with the same employer or with another employer.”
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