FYI-Strike at Jo'burg A/p

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Jul 20th, 2005, 01:34 AM
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FYI-Strike at Jo'burg A/p

All incoming and outgoing domestic flights and outgoing international flights will be disrupted. Incoming international flights will not be interupted. The strike is suppose to be happening on various days. So might be good idea to recheck those connecting flights and make a plan.

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Jul 20th, 2005, 06:30 AM
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No, by no means all flights. This is an SAA strike, not by ACSA staff. So no other airlines should be affected.

It was scheduled to begin at 4pm SA time today (Wednesday).
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Jul 20th, 2005, 06:35 AM
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Here is a recent newspaper report, filed at 3.10pm:

http://tinyurl.com/9byhm
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Jul 20th, 2005, 09:33 AM
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Thank you for the "heads up"... Can you let us know if there is any further information? I've checked on SAA's website, but it is short on the details.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 11:13 PM
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I haven't checked this morning's newspapers yet, but I heard a lengthy radio report before I left home. The planned strike at 4pm yesterday didn't start, supposedly not because it was just a threat but because SAA management made some overtures.

SAA and the Unions are meeting today. I think I heard a Union official say that if the talks were unsuccssful, they would give 12 hours warning before the start of a strike. (That's probably a statutory requirement.) That could mean a late night start, or more likely tomorrow.

SAA claims to have "contingency plans" to keep disruptions to the minimum. But that remains to be seen. I think the plans mainly or wholly comprise Management rolling up its sleeves. They also talk about finding alternative carriers for passengers. But as a Travel Agency spokesman said, that will place a huge strain on overall availability.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 11:14 PM
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7h00 GMT Friday:

It started this morning. Pretty chaotic at the airports as they try and find alternative carriers for passengers. By the sound of it, all early-morning domestic flights were cancelled.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:06 AM
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Sory, on reflection I realise that I should have said that "some" flights have been cancelled. I assumed that it was all flights but that isn't substantiated. And if it is not all, then I haven't seen or heard what percentage. But it does seem clear that it has been a major disruption.
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Jul 22nd, 2005, 08:33 AM
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I read this on another site. I hope none of "us" are affected by this.

Friday, 22 July 2005, 13h45

SAA is monitoring the strike situation and carrying out with its contingency plans following cabin crew failing to turn up for flights and absent ground staff.

Since this morning out of 96 scheduled flights, SAA cancelled 72 domestic and regional flights and international.

SAA has accommodated international arriving passengers whose domestic flights have been cancelled at hotels.

International and Regional flights cancelled:

SA040/041 Johannesburg-Victoria Falls-Johannesburg
SA188/189 Johannesburg-Dar Es Salaam-Johannesburg
SA170/171 Johannesburg-Lilongwe-Johannesburg
SA205/206 Johannesburg-Sao Paulo-Johannesburg
SA074/075 Johannesburg-Windhoek-Johannesburg
SA190/191 Johannesburg-Mauritius-Johannesburg
SA254/255 Johannesburg-Mumbai-Johannesburg
SA182/183 Johannesburg-Nairobi-Johannesburg
SA160/161 Johannesburg-Entebbe-Johannesburg
SA058/059 Johannesburg-Lagos-Johannesburg

Domestic flights departed without disruption:

SA405 Johannesburg-Port Elizabeth-Johannesburg
SA142 Johannesburg-Maputo
SA307 Johannesburg Cape Town
SA332 Cape Town- Johannesburg
SA308 Cape Town- Johannesburg
SA670 Durban Port Elizabeth
SA671 Port Elizabeth - Durban
SA069 Lusaka - Johannesburg
SA601 Durban - Cape Town
SA530 Durban - Johannesburg
SA528 Durban - Johannesburg
SA400/401 Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg
SA025 Harare - Johannesburg

The flight from JNB to Washington has been cancelled tonight -
the Flight from Washington to JNB on 7/23 has been cancelled -

SAA will be protecting clients - they will be advising shortly -

SA 209 JNB TO ATL and SA 207 JNB TO DULLES for tonight have been canceled

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