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saa thumb medium95 76Engineering News reports that in a joint statement, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have demanded urgent investigations into two high-ranking individuals at South African Airways Technical (SAAT).  

SAAT is the specialist maintenance, repair and overhaul subsidiary of the SAA group.  The two individuals are SAAT board member Thandeka Mgoduso and current SAAT CEO Adam Voss.  They approved a financial settlement for a former head of procurement at SAAT, Advocate Nontsasa Memela, who had been dismissed from her post following an internal disciplinary hearing.  The finding at the hearing was subsequently reversed by the CCMA.  Nonetheless according to Numsa and Sacca, SAAT received legal advice to take the CCMA decision on review, but decided not to do so.  Instead, the financial settlement was approved.  The two unions described the CCMA ruling as “shocking”.  Further, they charged that “SAAT has no difficulty with using litigation as a tool to frustrate Numsa and Sacca members, but when it comes to fighting corruption it suddenly becomes incredibly shy”.

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