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saa thumb medium95 76BDLive reports that the four trade unions in wage talks with South African Airways (SAA) have given conflicting accounts about whether or not negotiations have deadlocked.  

The unions — the United Association of SA (Uasa), the National Transport Movement (NTM), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) — collectively form a bargaining unit that represents ground staff and cabin crew.  SAA has two additional bargaining units — one for technical staff and the other for pilots.  Although Uasa said this week that negotiations had deadlocked, the union’s spokesman Willie van Eeden contradicted this on Thursday, saying the union would continue with negotiations on Friday and Monday.  The NTM, which claims to be the majority union at the airline, said wage talks were continuing and had not reached a stalemate.  Numsa spokesman Diwe James said the union had applied for mediation at the CCMA.  Sacca president Zazi Nsibanyoni-Anyiam said her union was also part of the CCMA application.

  • Read this report by Andiswa Maqutu in full at BDLive

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