Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500 CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500
Best of Talk
01:00 - 03:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
See full line-up
Best of Talk
01:00 - 03:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Local

CCMA set to mediate meeting between unions and SAA as strike continues

15 November 2019 1:57 PM
Tags:
SAA
NUMSA
Strike
Sacca
passangers

Pundits weigh in on the protest happening at the airline and how passengers have been impacted by it.

Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have downed tools and are protesting against the South African Airways (SAA), demanding an 8% increase and job guarantee for the next three years.

RELATED: We have bent over backwards, it appears unions don't want to settle - SAA

The airline says it has no money and the unions have rejected its 5% increase.

Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to EWN reporters Mia Lindeque, Sifiso Zulu, Shamila Fisher, Numsa official in KwaZulu-Natal Elton Gordon and SAA customer service executive Bali Mabena

Workers are stationed at SAA workers park and had downed tools from as early as 4am. Most of the members gathered are cabin crew and technical staff members. They are saying they are not going to back down and insist that 8% is what they want and... urgent measures need to start now.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN

I spoke to Sacca president Zazi Nsibanyoni-Anyiam Mugambi who confirmed that the union has been served with a notice to appear before the CCMA on Saturday for mediation and they have agreed.

Mia Lindeque, Reporter - EWN

Zulu says some passengers have been queueing for hours at the OR Tambo International Airport.

RELATED: 'If SAA meets our demands, we will be more than happy to call off strike'

There are employees who are in plainclothes are working and trying to assist passengers.

Sifiso Zulu, Reporter - EWN

Gordon says all Numsa affiliated workers have heeded the call to down tools at King Shaka International Airport.

There is no picketing mainly because of bad weather in KZN but other than that all our members have heeded the call. The only people that are working are either non-members or members of another union.

Elton Gordon, KwaZulu-Natal official - Numsa

The strike has made an impact in KZN as all flights have been grounded, he adds.

There is no SAA flight that is moving and the passengers that are coming through are being attended by a skeleton staff and others have been directed to other airlines.

Elton Gordon, KwaZulu-Natal official - Numsa

Fisher says the strike is not impacting services at the Cape Town International Airport.

I spoke to Colombian tourists who was scheduled to fly out to Johannesburg and they have been told that their flight will be rescheduled to Monday.

Shamila Fisher, Reporter - EWN

Mabena says there has been a cancellation of flights on Friday and Saturday and the airline has communicated to its customers.

We are acknowledging that there are some customers who might not have received our messages and maybe because they booked through travel agencies. There are plans we have put in place to make sure that customers are not further inconvenienced.

Bali Mabena, Customer service executive - SAA

She says customers who no longer wish to travel, they are allowed to cancel their bookings and will get a full refund.

Listen below to the conversation:


This article first appeared on 702 : CCMA set to mediate meeting between unions and SAA as strike continues


15 November 2019 1:57 PM
Tags:
SAA
NUMSA
Strike
Sacca
passangers

Recommended

More from Politics

cleaner-domestic-worker-house-keeper-yellow-glovesjpg

'Domestic workers struggling to access government's special Covid-19 relief'

3 July 2020 12:11 PM

Sadsawu's Myrtle Witbooi explains many domestic workers aren't UIF registered and the direct contact number is hard to access.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

shack-reerected-in-emplwenipng

Leaked City WhatsApp chat shows ordering destruction of shack again

3 July 2020 10:06 AM

A video of City of Cape Town officials dragging naked Bulelani Qholani from his shack in the Mpolweni site went viral.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

masks-picjpg

Fraudsters have allegedly dipped into govt Covid-19 relief billions

2 July 2020 2:02 PM

SIU's Kaizer Kganyago says cases involve price gouging and procurement process irregularities in the health sector.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

unemployment men on side of road Zwelihle, Hermanus, Western Cape 123rf

Covid-19 Ters relief ends in June. What happens to those still not back at work?

2 July 2020 7:59 AM

UIF Commissioner Teboho Maruping says they are in discussions to find a way to help those still not back at work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gay couple same-sex marriage 123rf

Marriage officers no longer allowed to say 'I won't' when gay couples say 'I do'

1 July 2020 2:36 PM

Director of Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) Rev Ecclesia de Lange says it is a victory for same-sex couples.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

privacygif

POPI Act takes effect from today - 1 July 2020

1 July 2020 1:46 PM

Deputy Minister Justice And Constitutional Development John Jeffreys says there is a grace period to get your ducks in a row

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200428zweligif

Zweli Mkhize: 'We could not sustain the lockdown as it was'

1 July 2020 11:51 AM

It was reported the health minister warned another hard lockdown might be necessary but it appears to be more nuanced than that.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Bribery, corruption, fraud. Pic 123rf

SIU boss vows to clean up 'grand-scale corruption' in State Attorney's Office

1 July 2020 9:30 AM

SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi says corruption includes including legal practitioners, medical practitioners, and other officials.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

national_lottery.jpg

DTI probe into claims of National Lottery corruption 'will be bigger than VBS'

30 June 2020 1:42 PM

The investigation was brought about largely by GroundUp journalist Raymond Joseph bringing the claims of corruption to light.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Deflating piggy bank with flag of South Africa. National financial crisis 123rf

South Africa's first quarter GDP drops 2%

30 June 2020 12:57 PM

Statistician-General at Statistics SA Risenga Maluleke discusses the impact of global Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

blood-donation-tubesjpg

WCBS appeals for blood donations on Mandela Day

5 July 2020 9:53 AM

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has appealed to each and every eligible donor to donate blood this Mandela Day.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

d4-mtjfwwaau-bljpg

South Africans pay tribute to iconic actress Mary Twala

5 July 2020 9:11 AM

Legendary South African actress Mary Twala passed away at the age of 80.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

pakalolo-seal-restaurantpng

[WATCH] Rescue centre treating injured seal that visited Table View beach bar

4 July 2020 2:41 PM

The disorientated seal that banged on the door of Pakalolo in Table View this week is being rehabilitated at the Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gillian-malouw-youtube-screengrabpng

Meet Gillian Malouw, the first woman in Africa to navigate a submarine

4 July 2020 12:48 PM

Lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first woman submarine officer in Africa. She opens up about her life in the navy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

qaurantine-vlogs-carl-weberpng

CT comedian who lost his parents-in-law to Covid posts daily vlogs in isolation

4 July 2020 10:21 AM

Cape Town-based comedian Carl Weber lost his in-laws to Covid-19 last month, just five days apart. His wife also tested positive for the virus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

shack-reerected-in-emplwenipng

Bulelani Qholani may approach Equality Court over shack eviction

4 July 2020 9:21 AM

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says Bulelani Qholani could take the City of Cape Town to the Equality Court over his violent eviction.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bulelanijpg

It's a lie that he undressed when he saw law enforcement - community leader

3 July 2020 6:59 PM

The man who was forcibly removed from his shack while naked has denied allegations that he deliberately undressed himself to block being evicted.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-hallway-pexels-photojpeg

WC Education MEC: Schools allowed to bring more grades back if they apply to HOD

3 July 2020 5:41 PM

Grades R, 6, and 11 must return to school on Monday, while schools with enough capacity may apply to bring other grades back too.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

capetalk-micjpg

CapeTalk shakes up its daytime, weekend and early morning line-up

3 July 2020 4:56 PM

You heard it here first: CapeTalk will introduce a new daytime, weekday line-up starting from Monday, 6 July 2020.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ecd-1png

No political will to reopen ECD sector, says prof

3 July 2020 4:13 PM

South Africa's young children remain at risk as there is still no indication of when early childhood development (ECD) centres will reopen.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward