'No income to prepare for lockdown': Unions slam SA Express for unpaid salaries

2020-03-25 21:28

The unions said it was distressing that the airline would announce that there was not enough money to pay employees' salaries and not provide any updates or reassurances days before a national lockdown.

Court dismisses Numsa bid to prevent SAA job cuts

2020-02-20 18:38

The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association, as the unions seek to stop SAA and its business rescue practitioners from cutting jobs at SAA.

Unions file urgent court application to block job cuts at SAA

2020-02-11 10:44

This comes after the airline's business rescue practitioners announced last week that the flag carrier would be cancelling all of its domestic routes apart from the Johannesburg to Cape Town flight.

Scrap 'untenable' SAA route cancellations, protect workers, but turn SAA around - SACP

2020-02-08 12:38

The SA Communist Party wants the recent plans announced by the SAA business rescue practitioners to be "rescinded as a matter of urgency".

SAA plans to accelerate job cuts - Numsa

2020-02-05 19:16

SAA is accelerating plans to reduce its wage bill and intends to implement deeper job cuts than previously announced, according to a labour union official.

Unions praise latest R3.5bn SAA bailout, warn of thousands of jobs lost if airline folds

2020-02-03 14:14

The cash-strapped airline last week secured 3.5bn in funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

Salary payments kick off at Translux operator Autopax

2020-01-29 15:46

Unions told Fin24 on Wednesday that Autopax - the Prasa subsidiary that operates Translux and City to City coach buses - had processed the payment of employee salaries on Wednesday, with the last employees likely to receive their salaries on Thursday.

Relief as SAA is able to pay workers their January salaries

2020-01-24 14:59

Following concerns over whether South African Airways would have been able to pay employees' salaries this month, it has now been confirmed that the embattled state-owned airline has the money available to do so - at least for January.

Numsa strike at Hisense continues, production halted indefinitely

2020-01-22 14:51

The strike by about 300 members of Numsa at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis, north of Cape Town, is still ongoing.

'There's not a lot we can do': Unions await clarity on R2bn for SAA

2020-01-17 18:32

Unions say they are still none the wiser on what government plans to do to secure R2bn to help aid the business rescue process at embattled airline, SAA.


Unions demand 'meaningful engagement' on SAA business rescue, or it's back to court

2020-02-26 08:38

NUMSA and the SA Cabin Crew Association have written a letter to the SAA business rescue practitioners, demanding "meaningful engagement".

Union suspects there could be a 'secret plan' to sell SAA

2020-02-13 14:09

Numsa suspects there is a secret plan to sell SAA "to someone waiting in the wings" and Fin24 tries to establish if this could indeed be the case.

Hisense Atlantis strike ends

2020-02-10 18:27

Operations at the Hisense Atlantis consumer electronics and home appliance plant near Cape Town have resumed after management reached an agreement with striking members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Unions slam SAA route cancellations, warn of 'devastating' impact on jobs

2020-02-07 09:13

'No consultation whatsoever has taken place with labour as required by law' say the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the SA Cabin Crew Association.

Irvin Jim: Unnecessary load shedding used to justify Eskom restructuring and its eventual demise

2020-02-04 10:48

Though not written down, the ANC has not made provision for Eskom to participate in the new power generation project. That's because the ANC has given up on Eskom, writes Irvin Jim.

The long shadow of retrenchments: Are workers under siege?

2020-02-02 10:43

With 2020 starting off on a fraught economic footing, ordinary South Africans have not been spared: in the first month alone, several companies have already announced their intention to retrench staff in line with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act.

Numsa vows to defend jobs as Samancor joins list of retrenching companies

2020-01-25 11:08

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has warned yet another company invoking section 189 of the Labour Relations Act – Samancor Chrome – that it would fight its plans to cut 595 jobs at its smelting operations.

Numsa: Telkom retrenchment plans 'an attack on workers'

2020-01-24 11:54

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said in a statement released on Thursday that the retrenchment process that Telkom initiated last week was an attack on workers and that the union would work with other unions to fight it.

Numsa welcomes resignation of SAA director Kingston, calls on rest of board to follow suit

2020-01-18 05:00

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the SA Cabin Crew Association said Kingston's resignation is a 'positive step'.

Production stops as Numsa strike hits Hisense plant near Cape Town

2020-01-16 18:43

A strike at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis north of Cape Town has put all production on hold for the time being.

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