Trade union Solidarity believes business rescue essential to save SAA; other unions strongly …

Trade union Solidarity believes that business rescue is the only way that jobs can be saved at embattled State-owned national flag-carrier South African Airways (SAA) and the company put back on a sustainable footing. This was made clear at the media briefing at the union’s head office on Thursday. The union will file court papers to this end on May 15. "The biggest risk to job security [at SAA] is insolvency," highlighted Solidarity chief executive Dr Dirk Hermann. "There is a definite risk to jobs if they [government and SAA management] are to continue to act as they are. … Business rescue is a mechanism to protect jobs."