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ComairBusinessLive reports that ahead of the Easter weekend rush, Comair staff affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have issued their employer with a 48-hour notice to strike.  

The union said in a statement on Tuesday that workers would down tools on Thursday over wage disparities at the airline.  Comair operates British Airways in SA under licence and low-cost carrier kulula.com.  Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola indicated:  “Numsa has been attempting to resolve this issue with Comair since late last year.  One of the decisions taken was that a working committee made up of Numsa members and Comair management would attempt to resolve this issue amicably.  We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries — because they are doing the same kind of work.”  She said the union’s requests for management to provide a timeline for addressing the salary discrepancies have been unsuccessful.

  • Read the original of Naledi Shange’s report on the strike at BusinessLive
  • Read Numsa’s press statement on the strike at Politicsweb


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