Phakamile Hlubi-Majola of Numsa called the agreement a victory for the workers. Airlines and workers` unions Numsa and Sacca signed an agreement on Friday, a week after workers abandoned their jobs. “The ASA is also pleased that the National Transport Movement (NTM) has also signed the ASA collective agreement today,” added Ramasia. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 (Reuters) – South Africa`s National Transport Movement (NTM) on Friday signed a wage contract with troubled South African Airways (SAA) for a 5.9 percent pay rise for the 2019/20 financial year that began in April, according to a copy of the deal published by Reuters. The SAA, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) ratified an agreement on Thursday, November 21. After an eight-day strike that cost the airline approximately R50 million per day, resulted in cancelled flights and feared employees financial losses due to a non-work policy, the CCMA announced that the fare dispute was resolved. In particular, the workers had wanted a pay increase of 8%. The airline offered 5.9%. The unions have committed to 5.9%. The ASA confirmed on Friday that a wage-related strike had ended. “Global economic growth remains largely empty of blood.
The effects are felt in most markets where the image of growth is fluid. As South Africa`s number one airline, we look forward to implementing this constructive agreement that will help the ASA improve its competitiveness while preserving and protecting jobs,” she concluded. JOHANNESBURG – South African Airways has resolved a wage dispute with two unions that have been on strike since then, as announced Friday by the Conciliation, Mediation and Conciliation Commission, which negotiated talks between the parties. JOHANNESBURG – At least one union has signed a collective agreement with ASA, although it is not certain that others will accept the new offer. In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the CCMA said: “The conciliation process, again convened on Wednesday 20 November 2019, culminated today, 22 November 2019, in signing an agreement today, 22 November 2019.” The CCMA confirms that a wage agreement has been reached between the ASA and the unions. The ASA and the unions enter into wage agreements that put the company back in working order The mashudu Raphetha president told Reuters that the wage contract depended on the ASA to guarantee additional funds and that the wage increase would begin from February 2020. Members will receive additional payments in March and April 2020, he added. (Alexander Winning`s report; Cup: Olivia Kumwenda-Mtamba) “The CCMA is pleased to announce that the fare dispute between South African Airways (SAA) and the SACCA and NUMSA unions has been resolved.
The conciliation process, again convened on Wednesday 20 November 2019, resulted today, 22 November 2019, in signing an agreement,” he said. South African Airways and the unions, Numsa and Sacca seem close to an agreement. According to some reports, the airline has proposed a revised wage increase and will prevent the reduction of workers. We understand that the unions informed their members of the last salary offer. Courtesy #DStv403 Finally, a task team would be set up to identify and review cost savings, insurcization and contracts. This is an attempt to make funds available for wage increases, the unions said later. This process was made possible following an agreement to resolve the ongoing conflict between the ASA and the coalition between the NUMSA and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) unions.