NUMSA has come out strongly against suggestions by OUTA to boycott SAA, claiming that the act would be counterproductive to past efforts to secure employment for many.
The National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 29 October 2020, to publicly denounce calls by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) for the public to boycott South African Airways (SAA). OUTA made the suggestion in a tweet on Wednesday, 28 October 2020, based on the R10.5 billion which has been raised by reducing departmental budgets to fund SAA, yet again.
NUMSA has rejected the call to boycott the national carrier, claiming that it would be counterproductive to the efforts unions have made in the past to secure employment for SAA personnel. Moreover, OUTA expressed opposition to the continued bailouts, as the funds could be better allocated elsewhere.
The suggestion of selling SAA has been made by many, in an effort to create other job opportunities.
See the post below.
— NUMSA (@Numsa_Media) October 28, 2020