Unions rebuff claims that strike deepened SAA’s financial woes

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Numsa and Sacca say Pravin Gordhan’s claims are ‘opportunistic’ and that the SAA board and senior management put the airline in this position

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association embarked on a strike at SAA from 4 AM on Friday the 15th of November 2019. Picture: THE HERALD/ EUGENE COETZEE

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the SA Cabin Crew Association members at the airline went on an eight-day strike before accepting aIn an joint statement on Tuesday afternoon, the unions said this is an “opportunistic attempt” to deflect attention away from the SAA board and senior management “creating this environment”.

“In the same week that we announced our plans to embark on strike action, on Monday November 11 2019, the acting CFO Deon Fredericks again confirmed there was no money for salaries for the remainder of the year,” the unions said.

 

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