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saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the Labour Court has ordered that investigations currently being conducted at South African Airways (SAA) be broadened to look into the conduct of four officials.  

The carrier lost a court bid on Friday to block members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) from marching at SAA and SAA Technical.  Among the union’s demands had been that the executives be suspended pending a disciplinary process.  SAA’s application backfired and the court ordered that investigations should determine if the conduct of former acting CEO Musa Zwane, Head of Baseline Maintenance Chaile Makaleng, Head of Procurement Nontsasa Memela and Princess Tshabalala, who also in the procurement department, was in breach of SAA's policies.  If the findings show there to have been misconduct then "appropriate action" is to be taken.  Contrary to Numsa’s press statement on this matter, the court apparently did not order the suspension of the four officials.  

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi commented:  “Since we got what we wanted through the courts, we now no longer have to resort to a strike.”

  • Read this report in full at Fin24
  • Read Numsa’s press statement at Polity


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