uasa thumb medium70 84Business Report writes that Comair’s airport services could be disrupted on Thursday as ground staff affiliated to the United Association of SA (Uasa) look set to down tools in a protected strike.  

This comes after the union and the aviation company failed to agree on a wage increase.  Comair has a licence to operate British Airways in SA and owns low-cost carrier Kulula.   Uasa claims to represent 60% of the workforce at Comair.  The union is demanding a 30% increase over a three-year period, while Comair is offering a 22.5% increase over the same period.  The union said some of the employees who would go on strike included Comair customer service agents, ticket sales agents, ramp controllers, aircraft movement control ground controllers and special service agents located at various airports countrywide.  Comair said on Tuesday that it had a comprehensive contingency plan in place and intended to maintain its daily operations.

Read this report by Siseko Njobeni in full at Business Report

Read Uasa’s press statement in this regard at Uasa Media Room

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