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.
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.
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.