National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
South-African-Airways The fight to save South African Airways continues

Unions struggle for the revival of South African Airways, while the government and private creditors merely disagree over the timing of its liquidation 

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections

Vote on business rescue plan for South African Airways adjourned on unions’ demand

A meeting of stakeholders was held on June 25 to consider a proposal by the Business Rescue Practitioners to restructure South African Airways. According to this plan, nearly 3,700 of the 4,700 employees may lose their jobs

South African Union calls for resignation of CEO of Comair

The airline withheld workers’ salaries for May and the union has argued that the company is using the pandemic as “a cover for the restructuring which is taking place”

Macsteel NUMSA strike South Africa NUMSA embarks on strike at Macsteel against 20% cut in salaries

The company’s management has gone to court seeking an urgent interdict against the industrial action called by NUMSA. The union’s general secretary Irvin Jim said “We reject their attempts to blackmail workers into accepting reduced wages”

South Africa Airways South African unions continue fight to save national airline

Three major unions have offered to take up to 49% pay cut for the next two months due to the financial distress at South African Airways, while Business Rescue Practitioners have allegedly rejected the unions’ offer and recommended the winding down of the airlines

South African gold mining company abandons workers after asking them to return to work

60 workers were turned away by the company as the permitted capacity was exceeded. They are now stuck in overcrowded, unsanitary hostels with no way to get home

NUMSA South Africa Excellerate South Africa’s NUMSA calls out leading company for violating workers’ rights

Excellerate Services, owner of South Africa’s largest private security company, has failed to pay its workers’ outstanding wages while forcing them to work without PPEs, sanitizers and other protective measures, as per the union

Unions claim victory against South African Airways’ management in labor court

A judge the Labor Court in Johannesburg ordered the withdrawal of retrenchment notices affecting around 4,700 employees of South African Airways

Comair NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair’s bid for ‘business rescue’

The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown

Nurses in South Africa protest demanding PPE, income tax breaks and Danger Allowance

The protests were organized by the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union. Other demands included the immediate and periodic testing of all healthcare workers and compulsory, conducive, decent and habitable accommodation for essential staff

Unions reject liquidation of South African Airways

The crisis facing South African Airways today is due to the failure of the state to fulfill the collective agreements on how to rescue the state company, unions allege

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