Are those numbers confirmed or just accusations? Those figures seem very strange, even for SAA with all their nonsense.
 
So 1 in 4 are top brass
How does this compare to all other airlines worldwide?
 
Are those numbers confirmed or just accusations? Those figures seem very strange, even for SAA with all their nonsense.

They probably aren't confirmed and would be wild accusations, but notice that the HR person didn't seem to deal with that "accusation" at all (if it was put to them that is)
 
Are those numbers confirmed or just accusations? Those figures seem very strange, even for SAA with all their nonsense.
Yeah, this looks like a fact free article.

In the army, a one-liner is considered "management" so I'd like to see the definition.
I take it all pilots are officers and considered management.
 

It's an older article but apparently the international average is 140 staff per aircraft, on the higher end. When this was published, SAA was 190 per aircraft. So let's assume then that they are down to 120 per aircraft. Are they operating only 6 planes with their 750 staff? Or 8 when taking management into account?
 
Yeah, this looks like a fact free article.

In the army, a one-liner is considered "management" so I'd like to see the definition.
I take it all pilots are officers and considered management.
I really wonder what the actual truth is.
 
Well, in union circles, "Management" refers to anybody who isn't in the "bargaining unit" of a company. ie: Union members.

I'm sure you need at least 250 specialised people to run a complex airline. Whether they are actually managers, I doubt it. But they are simply not union members.
 
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