Pilots at SAA, most of whom are locked out in a labour dispute, voted yesterday to strike in support of demands, which include that the national carrier retrench them.

The implications of the strike for the company means that SAA will not be able to make use of any members of the SAA Pilots Association (Saapa) until the strike is resolved. While SAA is not flying much at the moment, should the airline choose to fly as it did in February in a cargo flight to Brussels, there will not be pilots available to provide simulator training...

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