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.
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.
The cash-strapped airline last week secured 3.5bn in funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
The Democratic Alliance wants Parliament's Standing Committee of Public Accounts to be included in a meeting with SAA's business rescue practitioner and other stakeholders.
South African Airways has confirmed that it informed staff it would not be able to pay their salaries as scheduled for the month of November.
Unions and the airline's leadership are still unable to find common ground.
Workers are demanding an 8% wage increase, no job cuts and the insourcing of employees.
A secondary strike in SA's aviation industry could lead to a national crisis, warns the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association called for broader solidarity in the aviation sector against risks to employees’ job security at the national carrier as well as at other airlines.
An aviation expert, a political party, a non-striking union, an industry body and a business chamber weigh in on the impact of the SAA strike.
NUMSA and the SA Cabin Crew Association have written a letter to the SAA business rescue practitioners, demanding "meaningful engagement".
'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.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the SA Cabin Crew Association
said Kingston's resignation is a 'positive step'.
The two unions say they are pleased with the 8% wage increase they say they got from SAA, ending their week-long strike at the embattled state-owned airline.
The minister of public enterprises met with striking unions in Pretoria on Tuesday.
As a strike by unions enters its fifth day, SAA's top leadership provided an update on negotiations, the airline's restructuring and legal actions against unions.
The chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has condemned striking SAA unions for calling the safety of the flag carrier's weekend operations into question.
South African Airways acting CEO Zukisa Ramasia urged the unions to retract the statements about safety at SAA's operations being compromised.
National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola urged South Africans not to fly with South African Airways on Sunday afternoon, following the national carrier’s announcement that international flights would be reinstated.
The SAA Pilots' Association will not go on strike until it has gone through the correct process, its chairperson tells Fin24.
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