SAA Strike is over


Jul 27th, 2005, 12:04 PM
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SAA Strike is over

SAA strike is over
July 27, 2005, 19:30 (South African Time)

Labour union Uasa says the SA Airways strike is over and its members will resume work immediately. Uasa says operations should be running smoothly again by Friday. Uasa has accepted an agreement in principle with SAA for a 6% salary adjustment.

SAA says it will issue a statement later. The six-day strike has virtually grounded the airline and led to the cancellation of more than a 100 domestic and international flights.

Earlier, members of the labour union indicated a willingness to accept the terms of an in-principal agreement reached with SAA. The agreement was the result of marathon talks facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Uasa and the South African Transport and Allied Worker's Union (Satawu) are to report back to their members throughout today, and meet SAA management tomorrow morning to accept or reject the offer.,00.html
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Jul 27th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Great news! We're scheduled to leave from Washington on their flight to JNB next Friday. We were starting to sweat a little about all the money we had spent so far and stood to lose if we couldn't make it! Phew!

Now we can go back to worrying about our packing limits!
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Jul 28th, 2005, 06:08 AM
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So glad to hear about that! We flying JFK to JNB on Aug. 23. Whew.
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Jul 29th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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Dulles pax here. Hurray!
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