SAA averts strike

Cape Town - South African Airways (SAA) announced on Friday afternoon that the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) has formally withdrawn a notice of strike served on its maintenance subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT).

“This means that the threat to cause possible operational instability as a result of industrial action has effectively been removed,” said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

The Aviation Union of Southern Africa (AUSA) and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) that enjoy recognition at SAAT, signed an agreement with SAA on Friday morning, accepting a revised offer presented by management on Wednesday morning.

A meeting was scheduled for this afternoon with SATAWU who also signed the agreement with the Company.

“We are truly encouraged by these developments and are grateful that we never experienced any business continuity glitches during the period when parties were in negotiations. We thank our customers and all stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation, especially in the period after the strike notice was served,” said Tlali.  

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