Business as usual at SAA
11 January 2013. Johannesburg, South Africa – The National Transport Movement (NTM) served a notice to South African Airways (SAA) for strike action on Friday 11 January 2013. SAA met with NTM at the CCMA on 14, 15, 18 and 27 December 2012 to conclude the verification process that would allow the union to be recognised in the airline. The CCMA Commissioner’s report was made available to SAA on 31 December 2012 where the following was highlighted:
*The Commissioner confirmed in his report that the union has 1, 111 members and needed to have 1, 220 to meet 30% of 4, 065 employees who are part of the bargaining unit. This therefore confirmed that NTM failed to meet the 30% threshold. This is why the NTM remains unrecognised at SAA.*
SAA would like to assure all its customers that there have been absolutely no disruptions to the flight schedule and that operations continue as per normal. The airline is committed to business-continuity and has activated a contingency plan to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience to our customers.
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 26 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa and internationally from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC). SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for ten consecutive years and the winner of ‘Service Excellence Africa’ for three consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on - time airlines.
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SAA Group Corporate Affairs
Tel: +27 11 978 2298
Mobile: +27 83 400 0041
Communication Manager (External)
Tel: +27 11 978 2760
Mobile: +27 83 414 4720