WATCH: SAA briefing amid strike action

It's day five of the workers strike at SAA. The struggling airline is addressing the media about the unions' demands.

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JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) briefed the media amid strike action.

Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan is meeting unions to resolve a strike over wages at the embattled airline that has entered its fifth day.

READ: Gordhan to meet striking unions at SAA

SAA has cancelled hundreds of flights since the strike began on Friday, saying the stoppage is costing R50-million per day and jeopardising talks with lenders.

Irvin Jim, General Secretary for the National Union for Metalworkers of South Africa, which called the strike alongside the South African Cabin Crew Association, said the unions would meet with Gordhan on Tuesday to discuss the strike.