The National Uninon of Metalworkers South Africa (Numsa) are teaming up with the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) on Tuesday to protest against a number of issues plaguing the national airline.
There are a few things the trade unionists are not happy with, but the resignation of Vuyani Jarana from South African Airways (SAA) seems to top their list of grievances. They are ultimately upset that the outgoing CEO was “undermined” by government forces.
In a resignation letter published at the start of the month, Jarana outlined his reasons for stepping down, citing a lack of long-term sustainability and the inability of the company to pay wages as the reasons he was pushed overboard.
According to the letter, staff have failed to receive their pay on three separate occasions and the build-up of red tape and regulations has apparently limited Vuyani Jarana from achieving his goals.
He’s now got the full backing of Numsa, who will be making their presence felt at the following four airports: