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 Department of Public Enterprises has called on all unions at South African Airways (SAA) to convene their own bilateral engagements on the proposed retrenchments at the airline.
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.
Two South African unions on Friday rejected job cuts proposed to rescue South African Airways, which has cost the government more than a billion dollars to stave off bankruptcy and will cost it about half that again to reform.