Comair sticking to its guns on wage offer

Replacement staff have been brought in at airports to mitigate the effects of the stay away.

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JOHANNESBURG - Comair is sticking to its offer of a 23 percent wage hike as negotiations between the airline, Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and United Association of South Africa (Uasa) continue.

Ground staff workers have been on strike for six days now demanding a 30 percent hike over three years.

Replacement staff have been brought in at airports to mitigate the effects of the stay away.

Worker representative Enough Matsimbe said, "We are waiting for other stations and we are discussing with OR Tambo members to know what the final mandate is at the end of the day."

On Sunday, the company locked out its striking airport staff working for British Airways and Kulula.

Comair said it had no option but to lock out staff in order to protect the company's interests.

It has however assured customers there won't be major disruptions to flights this week.