SA unions vow to work with government to save SAA, SA Express

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association said they had had constructive discussions with the government on ensuring the continued existence of troubled national carrier South African Airways (SAA) and fellow state-owned airline SA Express. The unions have been critical of the[…]

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SAA may not be able to pay salaries: Board

South African Airways (SAA) has nearly no cash left and may miss salary payments at the end of November as the crippling strike that enters its 7th day. The strike has pushed the airline to the brink of financial collapse and SAA board member Martin Kingston says the strike is[…]

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SAA strike: Cabin Crew Association creates framework to fund increase demands, no deal reached yet

At a meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), Gordhan reportedly told the unions, as well as South African Airways executives, that national government would not get involved in the current wage dispute.[…]

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SAA board should be held to account: Numsa

The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) says the South African Airline (SAA) board needs to be held to account too and not just the workers for the challenges that the airline is facing. Workers at the state owned airline have been on strike since Friday over wages and the possibility of retrenchments.[…]

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SAA resumes international flights

South African Airways (SAA) resumed its international flights on Sunday. With regards to the domestic flights, they say Mango airlines as well as SA Express have increased capacity as part of the contingency plan to help SAA customers. SA Air Link will be assisting in the SADC region. Earlier, SAA[…]

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SAA cancelling flights is self-sabotage: SACCA

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) has described as self-sabotage SAA’s decision to cancel all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The cancellations come amid an announcement by SACCA and NUMSA that their members will embark on industrial action Friday morning over a wage[…]

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Airchefs staff may embark on strike on Monday

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has advised people who intend to fly that its members at Airchefs will embark on a strike if the Labour Court in Johannesburg rules in favour of the union on Monday. Members affiliated to NUMSA opted to down tools after the withdrawal of[…]

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Numsa warns of severe impact of Comair strike

A strike by Comair workers could severely impact the company’s operations. That’s the warning from the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa). Numsa plans to down tools on Thursday over wage disparities at the airline. Meanwhile, Comair is trying to interdict the strike. The planned strike will affect all Comair flights[…]

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