Major strike planned for South Africa over wage freeze

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is planning a major strike action at the end of November in response to the government’s decision to freeze public-sector wages. The union said it will convene a national day of action in the form of marches to be directed to[…]

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‘Unisa negotiating in bad faith’: Nehawu

Labour unions say University of South Africa (UNISA) management is playing hide and seek with them. UNISA employees have been on strike since last week demanding a salary increase. They are demanding an 8% wage increase but the university is offering 6.3%. National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union NEHAWU’s[…]

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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 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 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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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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