Data provided by iNet BFA
Loading...
See More

Strike to hit OR Tambo

Jan 18 2013 08:45 Fin24
SAA

SAA (Picture: Shutterstock )

Related Articles

Strike will not affect flights, says SAA

SAA secures R550m bailout

SAA bleeding cash

Gigaba: We can turn SAA around

Gigaba appoints SAA chair

New union threatens strike at SAA

 

Cape Town - South African Airways employees that belong to new union National Transport Movement (NTM) will strike at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday, according to a report. 

The union reportedly accused Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba of refusing to give them organisational rights. 

NTM which has 1 300 members, said it represented enough employees to be recognised by the national carrier but have accused Gigaba of favouring the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), according to Eye Witness News. 

“What we know is that Malusi Gigaba told them they don’t have to recognise us,” NTM national coordinator Stone Kolotsi told the publication. 

But SAA disputed the claims. 

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said the NTM was not recognised as it did not meet certain requirements. 

"NTM relies on a claim that its membership is more than 1 300. Their membership is inclusive of employee categories that are not provided for in the bargaining forum constitution. 

"They have included managers and contract employees in their head-count. They have not met the requisite threshold of 30%, or 1 220, non-managerial permanent employees," he said. 

Tlali said that in similar situations in the past, unions had also been denied recognition. 

Friday's strike would not affect flights and not all the union's members would participate, Tlali said.

 

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve.
 
 

No more nice-to-have shopping sprees

Fin24 user Asia writes how she managed to rehabilitate herself from splurging on feel-good items and keep clean from the bondage of lifestyle debt.

 
 

Start saving...

Where can you stash your cash?
Time the key for retirement saving
Dummy's guide to saving
Save money with affordable account

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...