The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is threatening legal action over the retrenchment process under way at Comair, which operates low-cost airline kulula and the British Airways franchise in SA, a move that could torpedo the business rescue process and trigger liquidation.

In a letter sent to Comair on October 29, Numsa’s lawyers demanded the airline operator withdraw its section 189 notice setting out its retrenchment plans and issue a new notice based on consultations with the union by November 6...

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