SAA has only been flying for 3 weeks - why some workers are already protesting

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In order to try and save more jobs, it was proposed that about 1 000 employees be placed on a temporary training layoff scheme.
In order to try and save more jobs, it was proposed that about 1 000 employees be placed on a temporary training layoff scheme.
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Only three weeks after SAA took the skies after being grounded for about a year and a half, there were scenes of labour protest outside its offices.

Most of the protestors were employees who opted to take part in a government run training layoff scheme programme, rather than take a voluntary severance package (VSP) during the airline's business rescue process.

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