JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14 (Reuters) – A bid by two commerce unions to dam job cuts at South African Airways (SAA) was rejected by the nation’s labour court docket on Friday.
SAA is combating for survival after being positioned beneath a type of chapter safety in December.
The unions argued that SAA’s directors sought to speed up job cuts outdoors of a 60-day necessary session interval.
“It’s this court docket’s conclusion that SAA has not contemplated dismissal and the obligation to seek the advice of throughout the contemplation of part 183 (1) of the labour Relations Act didn’t come up,” Decide Graham Moshoana mentioned in his televised judgment.
“Because the obligation to seek the advice of has not arisen, the powers of this court docket to compel a good process and or interdicting and restraining SAA are severely circumscribed.”
“For all of the above cause’s the appliance should fail, the decide mentioned.
The 2 unions are the Nationwide Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and South African Cabin Crew Affiliation. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; enhancing by David Evans and Jason Neely)