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solidariteitFin24 reports that trade union Solidarity and Safair, holding company of low-cost airline FlySafair, still do not see eye to eye.  

Solidarity said on Thursday that it denied Safair's statement on Wednesday that the CCMA dismissed an appeal by the union on the grounds that it was attempting to exercise organisational rights it was not entitled to.  According to the CCMA, it rescinded its earlier decision as having been "erroneous" and substituted it with what Solidarity regards as a submission that provides the union with legal protection to proceed with industrial action if so mandated by its members.  Derek Mans of Solidarity, however, emphasised the union believed it would be in the employer and the public's interest to settle the dispute amicably.  In response to this view of Solidarity, Safair CEO Elmar Conradie said that Solidarity's dispute was not about its right to strike or negotiate salaries, but was “purely about them being recognised as a union at Safair.”

  • Read this report by Carin Smith in full at Fin24
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement at Solidarity online
  • See too, FlySafair explains why Solidarity is wrong about pay rise, at Fin24


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