SAA business rescue practitioners lose court appeal

File: South African Airways.

File: South African Airways.

eNCA/Heidi Giokos

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways business rescue practitioners have failed to persuade the Labour Appeal court that they can go ahead with retrenchments at SAA without first issuing a section 189 notice and consulting staff.

The court also found that a business rescue plan must be submitted before retrenchments can take place.

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SAA business rescue practitioners appealed a judgment handed down in May.

At the time the Labour Court found the practitioners couldn't implement retrenchments without following the legal requirements for a joint consensus-seeking process.