'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.

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.

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.

DA wants SAA business rescue practitioner to meet with Parliament committee

2019-12-08 17:00

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.

SAA confirms salary delays for November

2019-11-21 18:30

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.

SAA says it is ramping up operations as strike continues

2019-11-19 13:38

Unions and the airline's leadership are still unable to find common ground.

Unions meeting with Gordhan as SAA strike enters fifth day

2019-11-19 10:25

Workers are demanding an 8% wage increase, no job cuts and the insourcing of employees.

Secondary airline strike could be severe blow to economy, warns industry body

2019-11-18 20:35

A secondary strike in SA's aviation industry could lead to a national crisis, warns the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

Unions vow to intensify strike as mediation with SAA fails

2019-11-17 14:30

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.

SAA strike will quicken its demise - business body

2019-11-15 21:01

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.


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".

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.

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'.

Triumphant Numsa, Sacca: How we got to 8% from SAA

2019-11-22 21:01

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.

Gordhan: Govt committed to saving SAA, but there's no room for further bailouts

2019-11-19 23:00

The minister of public enterprises met with striking unions in Pretoria on Tuesday.

WATCH | South African Airways briefs media as strike enters fifth day

2019-11-19 13:11

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.

Don't destroy your own jobs, committee chair warns striking SAA unions

2019-11-19 06:01

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.

SAA insists its planes are safe amid union claims

2019-11-17 18:27

South African Airways acting CEO Zukisa Ramasia urged the unions to retract the statements about safety at SAA's operations being compromised.

NUMSA says flying SAA is ‘risky’ as flights are reinstated

2019-11-17 12:59

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.

SAA pilots may only start their strike in January

2019-11-14 19:11

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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