Unions slam proposal to terminate whole SAA workforce


“We aren’t saying that we don’t wish to be a part of Part 189 course of. The primary requirement is to provide a plan, and secondly if plan is produced then we wish to proceed with course of however underneath regular circumstances not throughout lockdown.”

Contacted for response to the leaked doc, Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola declined to remark.

In accordance with the doc, which has been leaked to the media, non-unionised workers who want to take part on this course of should “individually verify in writing that they’re sure by this settlement by no later than 24 April 2020”. By way of the proposal, retrenchment packages could be conditional on the airline disposing of varied belongings over a six to 24 month interval.

It states that if belongings are offered for a worth that may cowl severance packages, the corporate “will make cost of the severance packages to workers on a month-to-month foundation over a interval of six months, as soon as the sale of belongings have been concluded”.

 Kader stated  Sacca “ believes the enterprise rescue practitioners  have been dishonest”.

“They’ve been saying there’s a plan to rescue SAA however in accordance with this doc there was no plan in place.”

“When an organization is underneath enterprise rescue the enterprise rescue practitioners, earlier than they provoke a Part 189 should produce a plan. Updated there was no plan produced and the enterprise rescue practitioners are working backwards. They’re producing structural adjustments  like decreasing the variety of workers however and not using a plan.”

Kader says what can also be regarding is that if SAA is liquidated and belongings are offered even earlier than retrenchment packages are paid “everybody goes to wish to have a share of the sale of the belongings”.

He stated the airline had entered into different agreements with workers that had not been “fulfilled but” however was promising “one week for yearly labored severance pay”.

“It’s a false promise.”

The enterprise rescue practitioners had been unavailable for remark.

The Division of Public Enterprises was not instantly reachable for remark.