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A strike at the Hisense manufacturing plant in Atlantis north of Cape Town has put all production on hold for the time being.
The two unions say they are pleased with the 8% wage increase they say they got from SAA, ending their week-long strike at the embattled state-owned airline.
On Wednesday and Thursday, 70 cabin crew returned to work. "A quarter of one's salary is not an insignificant amount of money," SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Fin24.
Unions and the airline's leadership are still unable to find common ground.
The City of Tshwane has urged residents to exercise patience as A Re Yeng Bus operations are set to be suspended ahead of a looming strike on Monday.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the South African Cabin Crew Association on Thursday rejected the latest offer by South African Airways.
SAA's almost 600 pilots are frustrated with what they regard as a lack of skills at the airline and a lack of accountable leadership.
President Cyril Ramaphosa upped the game when he put worker ownership of companies on the table at the congress of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union last week.
There has been havoc around Gauteng recently with strikes and looting affecting motorists. In the latest incident, streets in Tshwane were closed following reports of looting.
The strike by City of Tshwane bus drivers and other municipal workers is expected to continue as an agreement between the City and South African Municipal Workers' Union has still not been reached.
An Eastern Cape bus driver strike over wages has paralysed the transport system in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
“We want steel, we want steel!’ These were the chants of dozens of Saldanha steel workers picketing in front of the West Coast. Watch.
SAA has eaten itself up. A badly treated passenger does not come back, says Ferial Haffajee.
A secondary strike in SA's aviation industry could lead to a national crisis, warns the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.
An aviation expert, a political party, a non-striking union, an industry body and a business chamber weigh in on the impact of the SAA strike.
'We are grounding that airline on Friday. It must not move,' says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.
AMCU says it may conclude a wage deal with producers as early as next week if "minor" outstanding issues can be resolved.
British Airways cancelled hundreds of flights, with disruptions mostly impacting London, as chances dwindled for a breakthrough that would avert the first pilots’ strike in decades.
Pilots from Ryanair voted to strike just weeks after a similar vote by British Airways pilots. There are also looming strikes at London Heathrow.
The bus strike that caused chaos on the streets of Tshwane has been expected to continue; however, bus services have been suspended entirely.
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