Majority of SAA unions agree to severance packages

File: They are accusing the public enterprise's department of delaying in saving and restructuring the airline to avoid liquidation.

File: They are accusing the public enterprise's department of delaying in saving and restructuring the airline to avoid liquidation.

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JOHANNESBURG - The majority of unions at SAA have accepted voluntary severance packages, including the two biggest unions at the national carrier -- Numsa and Sacca.

The Department of Public Enterprises said it's uncertain about the position of the SAA Pilots Association.

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SAAPA is engaging directly with the business rescue practitioners on severance packages.

A thousand SAA employees will be retained.

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Around 2,700 staff will be retrenched and will be able to access the voluntary severance packages once a business rescue plan is endorsed.

Creditors are set to vote on the plan on 14 July.

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eNCA