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saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the decision of SA Airways (SAA) to implement a turnaround strategy that involves cutting flights has come under fire from the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

"The airlines plans will inevitably result in job losses and it unilaterally made this decision without consulting any of the trade unions," Numsa said in a statement on Sunday.  SAA is on course to cut flights by 23% by December 2017.  Numsa is of the view that the decision amounts to an attack on workers, which it believes have been at the forefront of exposing rampant looting at the national carrier.  "They are systematically punishing unions like the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) and Numsa for exposing the rot.  Some of our members have been suspended and dismissed for exposing corrupt tendencies, but they have failed to act against managers who are looting from the airline," the union claimed.

  • Read this report in full at Fin24
  • Read too, 'Corrupt' SAA Technical execs must pay up R5m, according to Numsa, at Fin24


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