Flight delays expected with SAA strike

2013-08-26 08:49
Cape Town - South African Airways staff are picketing outside OR Tambo International in a wage dispute expected to cause serious flight delays.

SAA technical staffers affiliated to Satawu have downed tools on Monday to demand a 12 percent wage increase, the union said. 

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said as far as he knew, numerous flights had taken off and landed at the airport.

"It's a bit early to tell if operations could be severely affected, but we have contingency plans in place," Tlali said.

He declined to comment on the wage negotiations, but maintained that it was a transparent process between the unions and the employer.

He said SAA would make an offer that would be sustainable.

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