Carol Paton Editor at large

The court application by two of SAA’s largest trade unions to stop the retrenchment of employees by the airline’s business rescue practitioners, will be heard in the labour court in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association, which in coalition are the majority union, want the retrenchment notices (under section 189 of the Labour Relations Act) that were sent to employees declared unlawful because the plan to rescue the airline has still not been seen by the unions concerned...

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