WATCH: Numsa workers at British Airways to go on strike

There could be turbulence for British Airways and Kulula passengers at the height of the holidays. Members of union Numsa are preparing to go on strike at BA and Comair over salaries. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is yet to serve British Airways with a notice to strike.

The union is preparing to go on strike next week over salaries.

Workers are demanding a 12-percent salary increase and a guaranteed 13th cheque.

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The union says workers are denied shift and daily overtime allowances.

It has also accused British Airways of being a racist company.

On Tuesday next week, the union will meet with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Numsa’s spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says the company is denying workers essential benefits.