South Africa: Air Chefs plans to cut 118 jobs
(Ecofin Agency) - South African Airways (SAA)’s catering unit-Air Chefs- plans to cut 118 jobs over a total of 1,200 employees, the country’s National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) revealed.
According to the organization, which stands against this measure, any restructuration operation should be subject to discussion within the entire SAA group and should not be decentralized. Moreover, NUMSA indicated that consultations with SAA’s Chief Executive Vuyani Jarana are expected to take place next June 15.
Let’s note that this job-cut strategy comes in a difficult context for the company which has been struggling to return into profitability since 2011 and lost about R5.6 billion during the 2016-17 financial year.