SATAWU calls off the strike at SAA Technical

Sep 10, 2013

THE INDUSTRIAL action by South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) at South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the maintenance subsidiary of the national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), has come to an end. The company and SATAWU yesterday signed an agreement on the terms of returning to work with effect from today, 10 September, 2013.

“The SAA Group extends its earnest gratitude to staff members who showed their commitment to the company and made immeasurable sacrifices to ensure that the integrity of the airline’s contingency plans is not compromised and operations continued as normal as possible.  The company would like to thank the law enforcement agencies and all stakeholders for co-operation and understanding they demonstrated during this challenging period.”

South African Airways (SAA) is a leading carrier in Africa, serving 26 destinations across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa and internationally from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.

SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its four wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low-cost carrier; Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA and South African Travel Centre (SATC). SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for eleven consecutive years. Mango and SAA hold the number one and number two successive spots as South Africa’s most on-time airlines.