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Numsa to announce possible wage agreement with SAA

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is expected to hold a media briefing in Johannesburg on Friday. This follows reports that the union and the South African Cabin Crew Association have reached an agreement with South African Airways (SAA) after lengthy wage negotiations. According to the reports, SAA management has agreed[…]

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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 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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Ramaphosa urges SAA, unions to seek solutions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways (SAA) management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute. SAA has cancelled nearly all domestic, regional and international flights on Friday and on Saturday following an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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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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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Eskom’s management team will attend an urgent meeting today to assess the current power situation, after the company was forced to implement stage 2 load shedding late last night. The company has been using its emergency reserves to keep the[…]

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‘Fake’ SAA pilot arrested

Police have confirmed that William Chandler – the senior pilot from South African Airways (SAA) who had flown commercial airplanes for more than 20 years with a fake licence – has been arrested. National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said Chandler was arrested on Monday. He was charged with fraud, and[…]

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State Security Agency report recommends splitting of agency into two

The High Level Review Panel’s report on the State Security Agency (SSA) has recommended splitting the agency in two to create a domestic and a foreign service. This comes after the report whose publication President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised on Saturday night, found that former President Jacob Zuma used the country’s intelligence services for his[…]

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Air Chefs fully halal: MJCHT

The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halal Trust (MJCHT) has given the reassurance that Air Chefs based at Cape Town International Airport is fully halal compliant. The halal body conducted an investigation into the company’s operations after it received a complaint from a former staff member at Air Chefs. Employees at a[…]

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