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ComairANA reports that airline Comair said on Friday that it was working around the clock to find a speedy resolution to the wage dispute with the National Union of Metalworkers Union of SA (Numsa).  

This came after Numsa announced that workers at Comair were preparing to go on strike from Thursday, 20 December 2018 over a 12% wage demand and other improvement to conditions of employment.  Comair operates and manages British Airways and in South Africa and employs around 2,200 workers, among them 750 as airport staff.  Numsa is demanding a guaranteed 13th cheque, a travel allowance, a daily overtime allowance, a shift allowance of 15% of basic salary and additional shop stewards.  If the strike goes ahead, the public will be hugely inconvenienced during what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year.  Comair stated:  "We remain committed to engaging with Numsa to reach a resolution in the best interests of all our stakeholders.  The CCMA has worked hard to secure a Commissioner to mediate this matter and have now confirmed the 20th of December 2018, as opposed to January 2019 for this mediation.”

  • Read Siphelele Dludla’s full report on this story at IOL News
  • Read too, Comair will go to mediation on Thursday in bid to avert Numsa strike, at TimesLive

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