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strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it’s not backing down on its planned strike for equal pay at Comair.  

The union has issued the airline with a 48-hour strike notice after negotiations about pay disparities deadlocked last month.  Numsa is calling for equal pay for all employees performing the same duties.  It advised that it decided to go on strike after Comair failed to agree on a time frame to implement the union’s proposal to resolve pay discrepancies.  Comair's executive director in the company's airline division, Wrenelle Stander, said despite threats of disruptions on Thursday, a plan had been put in place.  “I would like to take this opportunity to advise our customers to check in online or to use the kiosks at the airport.  We will continue to do what we can to prevent a strike,” she stated.  Stander added:  “Comair will do everything to keep customers informed and minimise the impact of possible strike action.  We have contingency plans in place and volunteers from across the business to help limit any disruption.”  The airline said it would continue talks with Numsa to try and find a mutually acceptable solution.

  • Read the original of Sifiso Zulu’s report on this story at EWN

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