Unions commit to saving SAA despite reservations

File: Authorities have closed the airspace over Mauritius.

File: Flights to Mauritius have resumed following the cancellation of flights to Mauritius by SAA.

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JOHANNESBURG - Trade unions Numsa, Solidarity, and Sacaa say they are committed to saving South African Airways (SAA) despite reservations about the business rescue process.

Since his appointment, business rescue practitioner, Les Matuson, has been meeting with the unions, creditors and government.

Matuson is also trying to establish if it's possible to save SAA.

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Legally he has 25-days to produce a restructuring plan for the airline, but it may take up to three months for the plan to be tabled.

Unions say their priority is to save jobs but acknowledge that some job losses will be inevitable.

Experts from the unions will be part of the business rescue process.