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SAA implements full contingency plan following industrial action

JOHANNESBURG. 20 February 2009

South African Airways has today implemented a full contingency plan to minimise disruptions to passengers after the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) embarked on industrial action.

Customers are advised that at this stage, SAA’s operations are unaffected but some disruptions may occur today.

The industrial action follows a dispute declared this week by Satawu relating to three issues. Satawu demands that the payment of retention premiums be extended to all employees, and that SAA immediately halts the use of labour brokers.

SAA remains committed to continued engagement with union leadership in an effort to resolve the current impasse. The airline trusts that the union will appreciate the importance of such continued engagement.

SAA will keep customers informed on an ongoing basis regarding how the strike may affect operations.

Issued by SAA Group Corporate Affairs