Fedusa: Staff morale at SAA low
SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana says that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's comments about closing the airline have created panic.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday visited the parastatal's staff at the Kempton Park offices where he told employees that the national carrier will not shut down and no jobs will be shed.
Just last week, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in New York that there’s no need for the state to run an airline it cannot afford.
Fedusa's Dennis George says if Mboweni's comments materialise, it will cause a massive political implosion.
George says Gordhan has for the meantime managed to allay fears of job cuts at the airline.
He says Gordhan is planning to meet with the airline's pilots on Friday to give them an opportunity to raise any concerns with him directly.
SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana says Mboweni comments about closing the airline have created panic.
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)