Striking pilots irked by SAA's alleged attempt to lure 'scab labour'

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SAA has limited funds for the implementation of the rescue plan, which include the payment of severance packages to all its employees.
SAA has limited funds for the implementation of the rescue plan, which include the payment of severance packages to all its employees.
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The latest chess move in the deadlock between the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) and members of the SAA Pilots' Association (SAAPA), seems to be an attempt to get training pilots or former training pilots of the airline to provide so-called "scab labour".

The BRPs are hoping to reach a settlement with SAAPA and get rid of the union's regulating agreement which has been in place for decades. SAAPA members have been locked out since 18 December 2020 and have recently started a strike in order to prevent the kind of situation where the company lifts the lockout only for some pilots, especially training pilots.

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