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SAA needs R2.2bn to pay for voluntary severance packages

More than 3 000 employees out of 5 000 have accepted the packages. The state-owned airline, which went into business rescue, is likely to retain 1 000 workers

Jobs at stake as financial losses hit ArcelorMittal

South Africa’s steel producer’s earnings dropped in the first quarter of 2020 because of low demand and a lacklustre economy, exacerbated by the Covid-19 lockdown

SAA’s choice: Restructure and cut 2 200 jobs or liquidate and lose 4 700

The business rescue practitioners say 29 of the fleet of 48 planes, various routes and inefficient services also need to go in the state-owned airline is to survive

SAA’s rescue men fly in defiance

The airline’s business rescue practitioners ignored a warning not to announce route closures and possible job cuts ahead of a restructuring plan

Unions vow to push ‘battle for survival’ at SAA

The Labour Court dismisses an application by Numsa and Sacca to have planned job cuts at SAA scrapped

SAA workers told not to return to work next month

The airline’s employees in Durban have been told to join the unemployment queue on March 1 because the city’s route will be closed at the end of February

Where will neoliberalism end?

LONG READ As the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts a protestor bearing a promise: “Neoliberalism was...

​South African left will have to stand up to an unscrupulous ruling class to resurrect itself

Those in power will use propaganda and repressive state apparatus to maintain their grasp on the country’s purse strings

​SA left will have to stand up to an unscrupulous ruling class to resurrect itself

Those in power will use propaganda and repressive state apparatus to maintain their grasp on the country’s purse strings

SAA’s options seem limited

Business rescue is unlikely to work for a state-owned airline, say experts. But the government has no money for bailouts

VW workers still seeking compensation after 20 years

Volkswagen SA has turned to the courts to prevent former employees and the EFF from picketing at the Eastern Cape plant

Sparks fly as labour takes on Eskom

Trade unions disagree with key policy decisions, and won’t budge even as the state-owned power utility’s dire finances threaten the economy

Numsa strike against sexual harassment is a ‘powerful moment in labour history’

Almost 300 workers went on strike to force management to deal with a longstanding harassment allegation.

Unions calls for the disbanding of PetroSA board

Three different unions have made the demand, citing maladministration and irregular appointments as PetroSA reels from staggering losses

Numsa and labour registrar at odds over union finances

Registrar says Numsa’s financial statements from 2009 to 2015 are irregular

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