Carol Paton Editor at Large

The strike at SAA will go ahead on Friday from 4am, trade unions said on Thursday afternoon.

Following a meeting with management on Thursday afternoon, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) said they had rejected an improved wage offer of 5.9%. Both unions are asking for an 8% increase and have a raft of other demands, including that all services be “insourced” and the proposed retrenchments do not go ahead.

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