JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said on Monday that it would be picketing with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) at all the country’s major airports on Tuesday.
The protests involved "myriad" issues at South African Airways (SAA) and SAA Technical, said the union, including the resignation of the national carrier's group executive, Vuyani Jarana.
Other issues included alleged corruption of SAAT management, problems in the maintenance department, allegations of nepotism and tribalism and the alleged corruption of the human resources manager at SAAT.
On Friday, SAA announced long-standing executive Zuks Ramasia as the interim group chief executive following the resignation of Jarana a week before.
SAA said it was taking steps to strengthen the executive capacity in the group, had appointed Adam Vos as the new CEO of SAA Technical, and was finalising the appointment of a permanent CEO for Mango.