South African Airways has cancelled all its domestic, regional & International flights booked for Friday and Saturday the 15th and16th of November. The decision was made as soon as an announcement by the SA cabin crew Association & NUMSA that their members will start with the strike on Friday the 15th of November 2019.
South African Airways operations affected by industrial action. South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled all domestic, regional and international flights for Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November (THREAD)
— SAA - South Africa (@flysaa) November 13, 2019
ALERT: #SAA has cancelled all its domestic, regional & International flights scheduled for tomorrow & Saturday. The decision follows an announcement by the SA cabin crew Association & NUMSA that their members will embark on industrial action tomorrow morning. #SAAStrike
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) November 14, 2019
That notice of the strike came to light when SAA said it wanted to save 700 million Rand by dropping 994 jobs, apparently after the salaries negotiation. It has been reported the SAA uses approximately 450 million Rand a month and needed to cut costs to save the failing airline. Africa Check said that R29 billion had been spent on SAA from 1999 to 2017. The single biggest payment made to the company at that time was 6.5 billion Rand. Numsa and SACCA have promised the “mother of all strikes” from Friday the 15th of November 2019 as its three thousand members strike from 4 in the morning on Friday to get 8% salary settlement and job security for the next 3 years.