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Comair and NUMSA reach a two-year wage settlement

Jan 24, 2019
Comair and NUMSA reach a two-year wage settlement

Comair, which operates British Airways in South Africa and low cost airline, kulula.com, on Wednesday confirmed that it has reached a wage settlement with the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

“I am pleased to advised that Comair and NUMSA have reached a two-year wage settlement,” says Wrenelle Stander, Executive Director of Comair’s Airline Division.

“This positive outcome averted the threat of a strike and possible inconvenience to our customers.

“Comair and NUMSA have worked hard with the CCMA’s guidance to find a resolution and we’re grateful to all parties for the amicable manner in which these negotiations were held.

Stander added; “We would also like to thank our staff for their ongoing commitment and support. The wellbeing of our employees remains our foremost priority and we will continue to invest in that."

Comair and NUMSA negotiations to end strike

NUMSA-affiliated ground staff threatened to down tools at the beginning of December last year over wage disagreements with Comair.

Comair and NMUSA then began met at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to try and and resolve the impasse.

Last week, Comair  said that a working group of its representatives and NUMSA had been unable to agreeon a way forward with regard to the salary discrepancy dispute.

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