Comair workers to strike ahead of Easter weekend, says Numsa
Ahead of the Easter weekend rush, staff of Comair affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have issued their employer with a 48-hour notice to strike.
The union said in a statement on Tuesday that workers would down tools over wage disparities at the airline.
Comair operates British Airways in SA under licence and low-cost carrier kulula.com.
“Numsa has been attempting to resolve this issue with Comair since late last year. One of the decisions taken was that a working committee made up of Numsa members and Comair management would attempt to resolve this issue amicably,” said spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola.
“We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries — because they are doing the same kind of work.”
Hlubi-Majola said their requests for management to provide a timeline for addressing the salary discrepancies has been unsuccessful.
Comair could not be immediately reached for comment.