Sinesipho Schrieber
2 minute read
23 Nov 2019
6:10 am

Normal SAA services resume as strikers vow to eliminate graft

Sinesipho Schrieber

'We are adamant this entity will be cleaned up. They can kiss those evergreen contracts goodbye,' Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said.

Union members at the national airline say they are determined to prevent it being privatised. Picture: Neil McCartney

While fighting the national carrier for a raise for workers the past week, the unions involved in the strike at SAA said they were determined to eliminate corruption and prevent privatisation of the airline. The unions said they could save South African Airways from privatisation by rooting out corruption, shortly after yesterday’s announcement that government would step in to prevent an indefinite strike. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) announced they were part of an SAA task team set up to clean up the parastatal and save money, which would...