SAA and union resume talks

By Drum Digital
28 August 2013

Wage talks between SA Airways and the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union resumed.

Wage talks between SA Airways and the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union resumed on Wednesday morning. "Negotiations began at 9am, and they are still locked in talks," Satawu spokesman Vincent Masoga said. "There is no resolution yet." SAA technical staff began striking on Monday demanding a double-digit wage increase of 12 percent. The airline offered 6.5 percent, with spokesman Tlali Tlali saying it was based on what the company could afford. Tuesday's negotiations were halted after no agreement could be reached. Tlali said contingency plans had proven effective, with only one delayed flight. He said SAA had 31 flight departures out of OR Tambo International Airport between 6am and noon on Tuesday, of which one was delayed for 17 minutes as a result of the strike. Tlali could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

-by Sapa

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