SAA under pressure from Scopa, unions to solve financial woes

SAA has paid its workers only half their salaries, as it struggles to get out of its financial mess. Numsa Spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola spoke to us about the situation. Courtesy #DStv403

PARLIAMENT - The Public Enterprises Department wants an immediate end to the financial shenanigans at SAA.

The embattled airline canned a planned meeting with Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday.

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Scopa wants the airline to account for its mess, but SAA says it's dealing with the aftermath of its wage strike.

SAA has stated they do not have enough money to pay the salaries of workers and communicated with unions that only half of their members' salaries would be paid on Wednesday, with the remainder to be paid on Monday.

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Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola confirmed they were informed there would be a delay in payment last week but were not informed then that the salary payments would be split.

Hlubi-Majola said the unions would be consulting their legal representation for further options.