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protestTimesLIVE reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) are due to picket at all major airports in protests of a “myriad of issues at SAA and SAA Technical" (Saat) on Tuesday.  

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said on Monday that the issues included “the recent resignation of the GCEO Vuyani Jarana, corruption of Saat management, problems in the maintenance department, allegations of nepotism, tribalism and corruption of the HR manager at Saat”, as well as other issues.  The pickets are scheduled to take place from 11am to 1:30pm at OR Tambo, King Shaka, Cape Town and East London airports.  Zukisa Ramasia was appointed as interim CEO after Jarana unexpectedly resigned last Sunday, after less than two years in the job.  Jarana claimed that his turnaround strategy for the loss-making airline was being undermined by a lack of state funding and too much bureaucracy.  SAA (SA Airways) said on Friday it needed R4bn from the government to survive the current financial year and allow it to renegotiate loan terms with banks.

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