The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has demanded that South African Airways Technical (SAAT) begin legal proceedings to recover about R5m from its senior executives. Numsa said on Sunday that it had not ruled out a strike at SAAT, where the trade union’s members were allegedly being victimised for attempting to blow the whistle on corruption. The union is also calling for the enforcement of a labour court judgment in August that ordered the suspension of senior SAAT executives. The company has indicated it would appeal against the judgment. No time frame had been given for a response, but a strike would remain the last resort, Numsa spokeswoman Phakamile Hlubi said. Numsa’s allegations are based on the findings of an Open Water Risk Solutions report, which was finalised in May. The forensic report confirmed that proper supply chain management policies were not followed at SAAT, said Hlubi. This exposed SAAT to "undue financial obligations". In its report, Open W...

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