S. Africa unions threaten aviation sector shutdown

SOUTH African unions today called on all aviation workers to join striking staff of the state-owned flag carrier after the cash-strapped airline failed to meet their demands.

The embattled South African Airways (SAA) has been losing 52 million rand (RM14.7 million) a day since more than 3,000 workers started an open-ended strike on Friday, forcing it to cancel hundreds of flights.