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SAA approaches Labour Court as strike continues

Hundreds of employees affiliated to Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association went on strike on Friday over wages and plans to restructure at the airline.

FILE: Parked SAA planes. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday said it approached the Labour Court to block additional demands made by unions.

Hundreds of employees affiliated to Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association went on strike on Friday over wages and plans to restructure at the airline.

SAA has given an update on the strike this afternoon.

It said the growing number of workers are returning to their posts.

Acting board chair Thandeka Mgoduso said: “We acknowledge that we’re given a huge responsibility by South Africa to take care and turn the airline around to profitability and to ensure that it succeeds in the global space. We take that responsibility very seriously.”

WATCH: SAA briefs media on strike

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