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numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has welcomed the public protector’s decision to investigate maladministration, corruption, and tender irregularities at SA Airways (SAA).  

It has also threatened strike action if the airline did not implement recommendations made in a forensic report by Open Waters on the matter, as ordered by the Labour Court.  Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim drew attention on Saturday to the complaint lodged by the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) after its members were victimised by management for exposing corruption at the airline.  He went on to comment:  “One of our shop stewards at SAA Technical (SAAT) was also suspended after he dared to speak out against corruption in the workplace.  Numsa condemns SAA for punishing whistleblowers for exposing corruption at the airline.  We will defend our members against victimisation and we are fighting this battle internally with SAAT management.”  Numsa and Sacca will apparently be meeting with the Minister of Finance very soon to raise the issue good governance and “to call for decisive leadership and action to bring normality to SAA.”

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