CCMA to mediate meeting between SAA, striking workers

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration will mediate a meeting between workers and the airline's management on Saturday. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is now getting involved in the SAA strike.

It will mediate a meeting between workers and the airline's management on Saturday.

The good news is SAA will resume international flights from Johannesburg on Sunday.

READ: SAA fails to hand in annual report on time

The strike at SAA  got underway on Friday, as workers demand higher wages and the scrapping of a plan to retrench hundreds of employees.

It is estimated that about 944 SAA staff will be affected by the planned retrenchments.

READ: SAA international flights operational on Sunday

The national carrier has had its fair share of financial turbulence.

In the mid-term budget, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the state would pay off the airline's R9.2-billion debt over the next three years.

The airline has incurred over R28-billion in cumulative losses over the past 13 years.

Source
eNCA