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SA Express employees in R250m crowdfunding bid to buy their airline

Amid the overnight, worldwide crash of the air travel industry, a group of retrenched SA Express employees have an ambitious plan to raise R250-million in seed funding to buy the cash-strapped airline.

Women’s workplace gains slow as Covid-19 crisis strikes

Women workers are more likely to lose their jobs in the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, slowing gains made over recent years

702: Vitriol dims the radio’s star

702 has recently lost a number of high-profile presenters. It says this is part of a shift to gain listeners. But insiders say something is rotten

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

SABC staff ready to join picket line

The national broadcaster has rejected claims that it did not follow correct retrenchment and audit processes

SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

Covid concerns have call centres closing doors — and opening new ones

The sector employs 60 000 people in the Western Cape alone. Whereas some centres have cut staff, others are reskilling and preparing for a different future

An emergency budget needs bold decisions, including a bigger public sector

Choosing this path would create work for many while also building the infrastructure that the country needs

Gordhan steps into SAA crisis, announces a stop to retrenchments

The minister is also expected to announce talks with unions towards a new airline after the shut-down of the cash-strapped national carrier

SAA rescuers give affected parties two options: Wind down or liquidate

As SAA subsidiaries declare hardship to staff, business-rescue practitioners urge them to sign agreements to save severance payouts

South Africa’s Covid-19 economic stimulus plan — opportunity out of crisis

The president’s R500-billion economic package offers a new deal for desperate South Africans across the class divide

Eusebius McKaiser: A letter to us people who live in the suburbs

The Covid-19 lockdown means wealthy citizens must take a long-overdue look at our privilege. Now is the time for cross-class solidarity

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

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