Comair says Numsa strike ‘unlikely’

Johannesburg- Airlines company, Comair which operates and manages British airways and Kulu Airlines in South Africa, has assured its customers that they should not be worried by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) strike that is due to start next week.

“We have contingency plans in place to minimise any disruptions in the unlikely event of a strike and will keep these plans in place until we are confident the situation is resolved,” said Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair’s airline division.

“We are relieved that our customers’ travel plans are unlikely to be disrupted over the festive season.”

“Numsa had also put wage demands to Comair, however, does not have a certificate to strike on this issue at this time,” said Stander.

“Numsa had also put wage demands to Comair, however, does not have a certificate to strike on this issue at this time,” said Stander.

These are some of the demands from Numsa:

  • a 12% salary increase;
  • a 13th cheque;
  • travel allowances;
  • more shop stewards;
  • 15% of basic salary for shift allowances; and
  • a daily overtime allowance.

Comair has 2,206 South African employees, only 373 belong to Numsa.

Photo credit- RNEWS

 

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