South African Airways’ catering unit plans to cut 118 jobs – union


JOHANNESBURG – South African Airways’ (SAA) catering arm plans to lay off 118 workers, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said, as the struggling airline implements a turnaround strategy to restore profitability.

NUMSA said it had received notice of the layoffs from the catering arm, called Air Chefs, and said it would oppose the planned job cuts.

“Air Chefs intends to retrench 118 workers out of a workforce of about 1,200 people,” the union, one of South Africa’s largest, said in a statement late on Sunday.

“NUMSA demands that any discussion regarding retrenchments should take place within the SAA group which is the mother company. Our members demand that any restructuring must take place at a group level and should not be decentralised,” it added.

NUMSA said…

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