SAA workers only paid 50% of salaries

SAA workers only paid 50% of salaries

The South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) says employees at cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) have only been paid 50% of their November salaries.

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The embattled airline earlier warned that it would not be able to pay salaries as scheduled due to its financial problems.

Sacca, together with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), subsequently embarked on a week-long strike which halted operations at the already financially strained SAA.

Trade union Solidarity has also served papers on SAA and the ministers of finance and public enterprises, asking a court to put the flag carrier in business rescue.

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Sacca President Zazi Nsibanyoni-Mugambi says although the state-owned entity has promised to pay the remainder of the salaries on Monday.

“Just to confirm they have been paid 50% of their salaries today and the rest is meant to be paid on Monday. That has been confirmed by SAA.”

Nsibanyoni-Mugambi says 5.9% wage increase granted by SAA to workers will only take into effect next year.

“The increased percentage is only taking into effect next year. That’s not for now. It’s just the December, November salaries and the 13th cheque.”

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