SAA retrenchment bid back in court

The public enterprises department has withdrawn from the SAA Leadership Consultative Forum.

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JOHANNESBURG - A legal battle over retrenchments at South African Airways is back in the Labour Court on Tuesday.

In May, the court ruled in favour of two unions at the national carrier.

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Numsa and the South African Cabin Crew Association wanted the retrenchment process halted.

They argued that no business rescue plan was in place and that there wasn't proper consultation.

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SAA's business rescue practitioners filed an appeal which will be heard today.

A business rescue plan was published earlier this month and shareholders urged the airline's employees to sign voluntary retrenchment packages.