SAA’s two biggest unions lashed out at the “absurdity” of the proposal by business rescue practitioners that workers consent to job cuts at the struggling, state-owned airline, saying it tramples on their constitutional rights.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) brought an urgent labour court application on Thursday to halt the retrenchment process at the airline, which was placed in business rescue in December 2019...

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