JOHANNESBURG – Comair on Thursday said that the planned strike by its ground staff affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) was averted after both parties met with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) earlier.
"We are delighted that our customers' travel plans will not be inconvenienced over the festive season," Comair executive director airline division, Wrenelle Stander said.
"While Comair respects the right of employees to strike, we are pleased that we have made sufficient progress on outstanding matters.
"We look forward to the next meeting with the CCMA scheduled for Friday, 11 January 2019, where salary increases will be discussed."
The union is demanding, among others, a salary hike of 12 percent, a guaranteed 13th cheque, a travelling allowance and to increase the number of shop stewards at the airline, which services domestic routes for British Airways and also operates as a low-cost carrier under its own kulula.com brand....
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