Don't blame us, say SAA unions after threat of 'radical restructuring'

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South Africa Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have rejected sentiments in the public enterprises department that they caused damage to the airline's reputation.

“Minister Gordhan went to New York and made a statement that SAA is not too big to fail, thus leaving global trade partners and creditors speculating about the future existence of SAA. It is both the minister of finance and minister Gordhan who consistently repeated publicly that there will be no more bailouts,” said Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Numsa's national spokesperson.

“Strikes take place at airlines all over the world. The notice issued by Flight Centre to stop selling SAA tickets did not mention the strike action as a threat. Instead it cites government’s wishy-washy position on SAA’s future as the biggest problem,” Hlubi-Majola said.

 

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During your strike IrvinJimSA Numsa_Media which had worldwide attention you accused 1. SAA of negotiating in bad faith 2. Disturbed SAA business to a loss of (R30m) which already was teetering on bankruptcy 3. Customers took your word that SAA made use of inexperienced pilots

Call a strike for 8% pay increase whilst company is facing bankruptcy & urge clients not to use dangerous services of the same company SAA..now unions don't want to take responsibility..really!!

Who do we blame? The most unfortunate thing is that the union office bearers will remain getting their full salaries,while the people they mislead will be seating at home.

White elephant must go

The concept of shooting yourself in the foot seems to be lost on the Comrades Cadres.😶 IrvinJimSA

Be assured everyone whose job is safe by virtue of adding value and not parasiting on the Company didn't strike.

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