After a year of ongoing crisis, Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year.
The sale of the restructured South Africa Airways (SAA) to a private consortium at an undisclosed price may provoke further labor unrest. The workers are already angry at the impending dismissal of 225 more workers
While the employees of Airchefs have not received their salaries since October, those working with SAA Technical have received only part of their salaries for nearly a year and none for March. NUMSA has taken up their case with the authorities
A new agreement between unions and the South African government will see the ailing airline retain 2,000 jobs and offer better terms in the voluntary severance package
Unions struggle for the revival of South African Airways, while the government and private creditors merely disagree over the timing of its liquidation
The Department of Public Enterprises, which had repeatedly assured the unions that the national airline will not be liquidated, came out in support of a so-called “business rescue plan” which will result in its effective liquidation