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Gijima of South Africa to Fire 200 Workers, Union Says

May 17, 2012

Gijima Group Ltd. (GIJ), a South African computer-services company, plans to fire 200 workers by August as it seeks to reduce operating costs after it lost a major contract, the labor union Solidarity said.

“A number of Gijima employees received a letter yesterday, informing them that a new retrenchment process was in the offing,” the labor union said in an e-mailed statement today.

Gijima, based in Pretoria, can’t say how many workers will may be affected is it’s still consulting employees, spokesman Tshidi Ramoshaba in an e-mailed statement. It plans to cut costs, which “will include reducing its human capital costs by between 8 percent and 12 percent,” the company said in a statement on May 15.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sikonathi Mantshantsha in Johannesburg at smantshantsh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Kenneth Wong at kwong11@bloomberg.net


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