The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and its stakeholders are monitoring the strike action by the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu).
In a statement on Monday, ACSA’s Senior Communications Officer, Deborah Francis, assured passengers that no striking workers will be permitted to demonstrate at any of its nine airports, given the status afforded to airports by the National Key Point Act.
“The company states that, together with its stakeholders, it is monitoring the situation closely across its network of nine airports and has advised that it will utilise its resources to provide support to the airlines in order to minimise any potential operational disruptions.”
ACSA operates South Africa’s nine principal airports, providing airlines with world-class, secure infrastructure.
ACSA was formed to own and operate the nine principal South African airports, including the three main international gateways of OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports.
The company – which daily facilitates approximately 650 departing flights across its airports to local, regional and international destinations – advised customers to contact their respective airlines for confirmation of their travel arrangements.
Last week, Satawu said it had reached a deadlock with the employer, South African Airways technical services.
In a statement, the union said it received a certificate of non-resolution from the CCMA and all its “technician members at the SAA are ready to embark on a massive industrial action”.
“Our deadlock with the employer centred on a 6.5% offer by them, while we compromised our demands by moving from 12% to a 6.5% plus a 0.4% once-off payment .The employer refused on that and went further to implement the 6.5% unilaterally,” said Satawu ahead of the protest action. – SAnews.gov.za
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