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saa thumb medium95 76BusinessLive reports that Solidarity announced on Thursday that it would apply to the high court for an order to have SA Airways (SAA) placed in business rescue under the Companies Act.  

The trade union invited Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to join its application.  Solidarity has 350 members at SAA, but is not recognised by the airline.  The recognised unions at SAA, namely the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), the National Transport Movement (NTM) and the Aviation Workers Union of SA, have all rejected Solidarity’s proposed court action.  The five unions said in a joint statement on Thursday that a business rescue process would not be in the best interests of the workers.  Instead, the unions indicated their support for CEO Vuyani Jarana, the board and the turnaround strategy under way at the national carrier.  The five unions said Jarana was engaging with unions.

  • Read this report by Neels Blom in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Solidarity believes business rescue essential to save SAA; other unions strongly disagree, at Engineering News

Read the joint statement from the five unions at Polity

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