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SAA in talks with unions over proposed 10% job cuts

South African Airways (SAA) is looking at more ways to boost revenue and to reduce costs.

This is despite the airlines noted improvement since it completed its 90 day turnaround plan.

(Also read our article: SAA says 90 Day Action Plan has helped the airline get their act together)

The airline recently said it plans to announce code-sharing agreements with airlines in Brazil and Hong Kong in the next few months, and more initiatives with other airlines.

As part of the airline’s plan to become profitable, they are looking to cut staff jobs by 10%.

One of the main things we've focused on is to resolve where we fly to and where we don't fly to in terms of our network plan. Some of the routes we've canceled have seen a positive result on our bottom line. We're actively engaged with organised labour and are looking at reducing our headcount by 10%.

Nico Bezuidenhout, Acting CEO at SAA

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