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saa thumb medium95 76BDLive reports that special task teams have been set up for further discussions between the Treasury and labour unions on the future of South African Airways (SAA), following an initial meeting on Monday.  

The meeting between the delegation of unions at SAA and Treasury officials, including Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, had resolved to set up the teams as some of the issues facing the airline were very technical, Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) general secretary Dennis George said.  Meantime, four unions are currently engaged with SAA in wage talks.  National Transport Movement (NTM) president Ephraim Mphahlele said on Monday that talks were at a "sensitive stage".  Unlike some of the other unions, the NTM has not yet declared a dispute and is continuing to press for double-digit increases.  A revised offer from SAA was presented to unions on Thursday, with the parties agreeing to a 14-day period to consider the offer.

  • Read this report by Karl Gernetzky in full at BDLive

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