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saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that some unions at SA Airways (SAA) have threatened to approach parliament to stop the loss of 3,700 jobs following the collapse of their joint restructuring platform with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).  

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), and the SAA Pilots’ Association (Saapa) said on Monday that they were not surprised by the government’s decision to exit the negotiations with labour.  Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said they might approach the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) to find permanent solutions to SAA’s problems.  She explained:  “Numsa, Sacca and Saapa might be left with no option but to address Scopa and all political parties, as we have written to the ANC calling for their intervention as a majority party.  We remain firm in our search for a solution that will save our nation’s airline and ensure a restructured viable restructured airline.”  On Sunday, the DPE withdrew its participation from the Leadership Consultative Forum (LCF), which was formed to facilitate employee engagement towards the development of an operating model for a restructured SAA.  The DPE said the forum was not serving its intended purpose after the unions and SA Airlink pushed for a postponement of the vote on SAA’s business rescue plan.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Siphelele Dludla at Business Report

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