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saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that Finance Minister Malusi on Friday told legislators there was a need to revisit what SA Airways (SAA) pilots get paid as a cost-saving measure, while also tacking transformation and gender progression in the industry.  

He said:  “We need to rationalise incentive scheme of our pilots.  The incentives of the pilots must also deal with gender and racial dimensions.  Women pilots at SAA have not been in the industry for long, meaning their pay is less than their male counterparts.”  But he can expect stern resistance from the SAA Pilots Association (Saapa), with Cathy Bill, general manager, saying it was not true that pilots were overpaid and enjoyed more bargaining power than the rest of the national carrier's employees.  Separately, the national airline is set for a face-off with its other employees after the National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) staged a march on Friday demanding better pay and working conditions for their members.

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