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Employees to picket outside SAA HQ over salaries and staff appointments

Some South African Airways (SAA) employees will be picketing on Tuesday at the airline’s national headquarters in Johannesburg just days after it again took to the skies.

They’re not happy with the newly-launched flag carrier.

“When Numsa and Sacca warned about before and during the business rescue process has, unfortunately, come true. Workers have listed some of the issues, which they’ve identified as obstacles to sound business practices in a petition and they have raised directly with the Department of Public Enterprises but their concerns have fallen on deaf ears.”

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa)’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said that many of the old SAA’s problems had been carried over.

She said that some staff were also questioning certain appointments.

“There have been salary cuts for all ordinary workers of up to 35% but the salaries of specialists and management have increased. This was a problem of the old SAA. It seems that not much has changed as far as the habits of SAA executives.”

-EWN

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Popular TV actor Given Stuurman has allegedly threatened to kill the mother of his child and daughter and commit suicide in one of their dramatic domestic violence episodes in Joburg recently.

Given Stuurman

The actor, who played Kgosi in e.tv’s flagship soapie, Scandal, also threw a cellphone at the woman after hurling a barrage of profanities at her. He also threatened to kill her dad and her uncle or anyone who will try to protect her. Learn More

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