Unions consider SAA CEO resignation a 'national crisis'
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Unions consider SAA CEO resignation a 'national crisis'

 "We believe that Jarana was pushed out of his position. We believe that he resigned because he was frustrated as a result of bureaucratic red tape and frustrations created by this government."

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The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SAA cabin crew Association is up in arms over the resignation of SAA CEO, Vuyani Jarana, and say they consider it to be a national crisis. 

Jarana resigned last week, saying the relationship between the executive, the board and the minister has made it difficult for him to do his duties.

According to Phakamile Hlubi, Numsa's spokesperson, "As far as we are concreted we regard the resignation of Jarana as a national crisis."

She goes on: "We believe that Jarana was pushed out of his position. We believe that he resigned because he was frustrated as a result of bureaucratic red tape and frustrations created by this government."

Numsa is of the opinion that Jarana was not given the funding he needs for SAA's turnaround strategy, which was approved by government. 


They also allege interference by prominent individuals in State-owned Enterprises (SOEs). 

The unions are calling for Jarana to be reinstated and supported in his vision. 


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