Majority trade unions at SAA say they have persuaded the department of public enterprises to retain an additional 1,000 jobs at the restructured airline, by using the department of labour training layoff scheme.

This is twice as many as provided for by the business rescue plan, which stated that only 1,000 jobs would be retained. The agreement may have cleared the way for all unions to support the business rescue plan, which the plan has specified is a condition to go ahead...

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