Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee Chairperson, Khaya Magaxa, has described as ‘reckless and sabotage’ the utterances by trade unions about the safety of SAA flights.
Workers’ trade unions have warned that the spate of job losses and retrenchments is a ticking time bomb.
Management at SAA says it will take legal action against the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association following claims by the unions that the airline was not safe.
South African Airways (SAA) addresses members of the media on allegations by unions that it is unsafe to fly the airline.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) says the safety of South African Airways passengers cannot be guaranteed. This after the union said the airline had deployed interns and temporary technicians who have no experience to fly on SAA aircraft to act as safety officers.
The unions are expected to brief the media in Johannesburg at midday on whether they have made any progress in their negotiations with South African Airways at the CCMA.
Negotiations between South African Airways (SAA) and unions have ended at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in Johannesburg.
SAA has confirmed that the CCMA mediation with striking unions will begin on Saturday morning.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute.