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saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) will march to South African Airways (SAA) on Friday over a request for pay increases.  

This will come just as the state-owned airline revealed that it has run out of cash, meaning the employees might not even get their basic salaries.  The unions will marching to hand over a memorandum to SAA officials tabling their concerns, including the need for a wage increase.  “SAA is … refusing to increase wages for the majority of workers, including the cabin crew, ground staff, cargo staff, and technical staff, but it is willing to continue paying out generous packages to the pilots, who are mostly white and male,” Numsa and Sacca said in a statement on Thursday.  Numsa has lodged a dispute through the CCMA and mediation on these and other issues will apparently take place soon.  “We hope to reach an agreement soon because if talks fail, then we may have to resort to a strike,” Numsa stated.

  • Read this report by Matthew le Cordeur in full at Fin24

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