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SAA strikers will be the ultimate losers

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A strike will cripple the airline – but it could well kill it off in the process, along with the jobs of all 5,000 SAA employees.


14 Nov 2019
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SAA strikers will be the ultimate losers

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Unions threatening “the mother of all strikes” at South African Airways to prevent cost-cutting retrenchments is akin to a condemned person correcting the bad aim of the firing squad. A strike will cripple the airline – but it could well kill it off in the process, along with the jobs of all 5,000 SAA employees, not just the 944 facing the axe. If the national flag carrier does manage to recover from that death spiral, the reality is that the strikers will be the losers. It is estimated that they will lose 0.4% of their income for every day they...

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