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WORKERS at South Africa’s state-owned airline began strike action today against nearly 1,000 expected job cuts.
The South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa announced the strike shortly after South African Airlines (SAA) said it is launching a restructuring process that could affect about 1,000 employees.
Thousands of workers gathered on the picket line outside SAA’s headquarters in Kempton Park amid fears of job losses.
SAA has been struggling to gain sufficient revenue from its services, has an ageing fleet and currently lacks a permanent CEO.
The airline is among a number of state-owned companies with high levels of debt.
SAA warned that the strike “endangers the future of the airline.”
But the South African Communist Party criticised “the ease and cavalier manner” in which the company’s management approached the strike.
The party urged SAA to be transparent about cost-drivers and engage in meaningful consultation to resolve the strike and turn the airline towards success.
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