Numsa wants answers from Labour court over strike action

Numsa wants answers from Labour court over strike action

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it is waiting on answers from the Labour Court on why it granted Comair an interim interdict to block it’s planned strike.

British Airways flight landing in Durban

On Thursday, the court reserved judgement in the urgent interdict sought by Comair against Numsa members.

Union members downed tools at the company, which operates Kulula and British Airways in South Africa, on Thursday over salary discrepancies.

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The union’s spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi Majola says it is unfair that people should be paid differently for doing the same job.

"We met with Comair under the auspices of the CCMA yesterday in an attempt to resolve the dispute over unjustifiable wage discrepancies.

“This is a crisis which was created by the management team of Comair, and it is now a burning issue with workers at the airline," she said.

Hlubi-Majola says they'll continue to engage with the CCMA on Saturday to resolve the issue.

"As Numsa, we remain hopeful that we will find one another so that we will not have to resort to strike action once again," said Majola.

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