Comair strike: kulula and BA domestic passengers advised to use online or self check-in

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Cape Town - Comair, operators for low-cost domestic airline kulula and British Airways, say they have put plans in place to stem the effects of its airport ground staff strike due to ongoing annual wage negotiations.

UPDATE: Comair strike update: 100% on-time performance, says kulula

Comair Airport ground staff have been granted legal permission to strike and will be doing so from Wednesday afternoon, 13 April 2016 from 16:40 until the matter concerning a deadlock on annual wage negotiations has been resolved.  

Comair issued a statement confirming it has a comprehensive contingency plan in place and intends to continue with its daily operations, stating it has every intention to "minimise disruptions and inconvenience, as a result of potential industrial action". 

"We encourage our customers to check-in online or at the self-service kiosks at the airports and to drop their bags at the bag drop counter. We do have a back-up team who will assist our customers during the potential disruption, which could potentially be caused as a result of the strike, and we will do our best to minimise the impact on our customers’ travel plans”,  Erik Venter, Comair’s CEO, says.

Also posting to its Twitter account kulula said it apologised for any inconvenience and advised of the alternative check-in measures at the airport.

The trade union, which has a 58% membership in the airport unit, is requesting a 35% increase over 3 years, while Comair is offering an unconditional 7.5% increase for each of the three years (22,5% over three year period).

Comair stated both parties are still open to amicably resolve the dispute during the 48hr notice period.

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