Carol Paton Writer at Large

The eight-day strike at SAA is over.

The terms of the settlement will be announced shortly, but union representatives have confirmed that they have secured an undertaking that the retrenchment process will be postponed.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association were demanding an 8% increase while SAA offered 5.9%, deferred until April 2020.

The strike, which began on November  15, has forced SAA to cancel numerous flights and is costing the flag carrier more than R50m a day.