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saa thumb medium95 76SowetanLive reports that the one-day strike by SA Airways (SAA) cabin crew staff over meal allowances cost the national carrier about R32-million due to the cancellation of flights.  

This was revealed by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in response to a parliamentary question.  The SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) went on strike last month over meal allowances, but SAA successfully approached the Labour Court to interdict the strike action.  SAA had told the court that the strike cost the state-owned airline about R25-million.  Sacca’s Christopher Shabangu told Sowetan that although the main issue of the dispute was meal allowances, the association was tackling a bigger one, namely corruption.  “Money comes in but it's stolen by the buckets," Shabangu claimed.  The meal allowances dispute is still unresolved and the parties met on Thursday at the CCMA.  Shabangu said there was still no progress and the parties would go into conciliation at the end of this month.

  • Read this report by Loyiso Sidimba in full at SowetanLive

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