The Labour Court in Johannesburg has reserved judgement regarding the leave to appeal brought by union,Numsa and cabin crew association, SACCA about what they say are looming retrenchments at SAA.
Metalworkers union NUMSA says Telkom has been unable to justify why it plans to retrench three-thousand workers.
Trade union Numsa has expressed shock at South African Airways (SAA) decision to cancel all but one of its domestic routes as well as some international services.
Embattled airline SAA on Thursday afternoon announced that it is to close its domestic flights to Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth while the number of flights to Cape Town will be reduced.
The wage strike by members National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) continues on Wednesday at the Hisense Factory in Atlantis outside Cape Town.