SAA workers struggling without salaries

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SAA workers struggling without salaries

Many South African Airways (SAA) employees have not received salaries for almost a year as unions continue to push for workers to receive their full salaries in arrears, according to a report by the Sunday Times.

These workers have had to make drastic lifestyle changes to make ends meet, including moving out of their homes, taking on significant debt, and starting side businesses to help pay for expenses.
 

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If a company doesn't pay me for 2 months, forget a whole year, I will...:

  • ....if belonging to a union, stop working.
  • ....if not belonging to a union, stop working and start looking for another job.

Fuk SAA......I wonder if the top management also have not been paid for a year???

And as usual the unions not helping their members at all, with their stupidity...
 

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If a company doesn't pay me for 2 months, forget a whole year, I will...:

  • ....if belonging to a union, stop working.
  • ....if not belonging to a union, stop working and start looking for another job.

Fuk SAA......I wonder if the top management also have not been paid for a year???

And as usual the unions not helping their members at all, with their stupidity...
The airline has been grounded for months so these workers have probably not been working. But unlike government and other SOE employees they seem not to have enjoyed the benefit of pay without doing work.
 

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If a company doesn't pay me for 2 months, forget a whole year, I will...:

  • ....if belonging to a union, stop working.
  • ....if not belonging to a union, stop working and start looking for another job.

Fuk SAA......I wonder if the top management also have not been paid for a year???

And as usual the unions not helping their members at all, with their stupidity...
Unless you are there for the job and not the work
 

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The airline has been grounded for months so these workers have probably not been working. But unlike government and other SOE employees they seem not to have enjoyed the benefit of pay without doing work.
All companies can and should pay staff TERS due to Covid, no?

Not the workers' fault the airline is grounded.
 

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All companies can and should pay staff TERS due to Covid, no?

Not the workers' fault the airline is grounded.
Of course they should get TERS. But even with TERS they seem to still be owed moneys.
 

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SAA is dead they're just in denial at this point and throwing money at it to keep up appearances. Very weekend at Bernie's of them.
 

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I have a friend in SA and working/worked for these wankers. Same boat. No salary for the year. His hobby has now become his job. My prediction, SAA need another R 25 Billion. Welcome to a real Socialist country. Luckily I left SA in 2003.
 

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I have a friend in SA and working/worked for these wankers. Same boat. No salary for the year. His hobby has now become his job. My prediction, SAA need another R 25 Billion. Welcome to a real Socialist country. Luckily I left SA in 2003.
What's his hobby?
 

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As part of the plan to save the bankrupt state airline, the government has identified three equity partners and will decide which to pick in the coming month
I'm really keen to see who these idiots equity partners are. I only remember Ethiopian Airlines (?) offering to buy SAA as long as it didn't come with the debt.

I can just see the ANC making a really crappy Donald Trump style deal that looks good on the surface and they shout about how they saved SAA and pat themselves on the back, only for the wings to come off 5 years later and it actually cost the country 3x as much as if they had just shut them down in the first place and paid off the debt.
 

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TERS?
That dried up last year.
I got full TERS payouts for June to November
Nothing after that, it's all gone
Finished
 

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I'm really keen to see who these idiots equity partners are. I only remember Ethiopian Airlines (?) offering to buy SAA as long as it didn't come with the debt.

I can just see the ANC making a really crappy Donald Trump style deal that looks good on the surface and they shout about how they saved SAA and pat themselves on the back, only for the wings to come off 5 years later and it actually cost the country 3x as much as if they had just shut them down in the first place and paid off the debt.
The problem with airlines like ET, Emirates etc who wanted to buy in to SAA is that they will put an end to 99% of the “give a job to all my family members”, “business travel for govt” and “family tenderpreneurship”

that doesn’t align with the Government’s modus operandi. And it’s prob why many previous engagements fell through.
 

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Title is a bit misleading, I would think any person without income for a year would struggle.

The problem with airlines like ET, Emirates etc who wanted to buy in to SAA is that they will put an end to 99% of the “give a job to all my family members”, “business travel for govt” and “family tenderpreneurship”

that doesn’t align with the Government’s modus operandi. And it’s prob why many previous engagements fell through.

By the way the uae has a law that states something along the lines of, any member of the royal family, including extended family and whatever, get first priority for any job they apply for. So emirates ironically does have a jobs for family members policy, I guess the key difference is they don't try unsustainably extracting as much personal wealth as possible while running the company into the ground.
 
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