Union slams government's withdrawal from SAA talks forum

The public enterprises department has withdrawn from the SAA Leadership Consultative Forum. It blames the unions and one of the creditors for sabotaging the process. The forum, which includes representatives from SAA unions is part of the business rescue process. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Cabin Crew Association has slammed the public enterprise's department for withdrawing from the SAA leadership Consultative Forum.

"We are really taken aback that now the DPE is now basically withdrawing from the LCF, where they themselves created the situation that we find ourselves in.

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"We had been working for six weeks on a business rescue plan and we sort of expected that it would be integrated into the business rescue plan through them and this was not done," said Zazi Nsibanyoni-Mugambi from the SA Cabin Crew Association.

The department is accusing the unions and one of the creditors of sabotaging the forum.

The forum was formed after complaints that business rescue practitioners were not meaningfully consulting with the airline's employees.