Government says it is pleased that labour unions and representatives of non-unionised managers and ground staff, have agreed to accept the SAA voluntary severance packages.
Unions as SAA say they are currently engaging with the Department of Public Enterprise regarding proposed retrenchments and severance packages for employees.
The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa says it is dismayed and disappointed by what it terms the failure of government to resolve issues raised by the South African National Taxi Council.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) say they have reached a dead-end with the Department of Public Enterprises when it comes to saving South Africans Airways.
The Department of Public Enterprises has withdrawn from the Leadership Consultative Forum that was established to facilitate employee engagement to develop a business and operating model for a restructured SAA.