Business as usual for SAA despite strike rumours

2013-06-25 07:53

Johannesburg - Despite reports that SAA cabin crew and ground staff are about to embark on a strike, SAA has eased passengers' minds in a recent statement, saying that this is not the case. 

Tourism Update reports that the airline is conducting wage negotiations with labour unions representing these staff segments, but that no industrial action is on the horizon. 

"Contrary to suggestions or media reports that an industrial action is on the horizon, this process is still on track and its outcomes will be known soon. Naturally, negotiations of this nature are sensitive and this is a delicate process which the airline treats with the necessary confidentiality," the airline said in a statement.

"The initial stages of our engagements with the unions have indicated that there is a need to do more in order for parties to find a common ground... We have made significant headway and have every reason to remain optimistic about this process. This is the stage where our negotiations are at the moment," continued the statement. 

The airline said it was both premature and unfortunate for the UASA Union to suggest that negotiations had or were about to reach a deadlock.

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