COMAIR (BA) and KULULA STRIKE UPDATE
Please advise any travellers to do online check-in and be at the airport no later than 2 hours minimum before scheduled travel time.
Comair says it is unable to support NUMSA’s demand and adds that these salary discrepancies have arisen from evolving airport operations, refinement of salary scales and retention initiatives as far back as 2009.
Comair has a comprehensive contingency plan in place and intends to continue its daily operations while continuing talks with the union.
However, to ensure continuous operations over the Easter period, Comair has approached the Labour Court for an urgent interdict to prevent the strike.
“We will do everything possible to keep customers informed and minimise the impact of any strike action. We encourage customers to check in online or at the self-service kiosks at the airports and to drop their bags at the bag-drop counter. Employees from across the business have volunteered to help limit possible disruption,” said Wrenelle Stander, Comair’s executive director – Airline Division.
COMAIR(BA) and KULULA Flights around the country may be affected by a possible strike commencing 13h00 18 April 2019.
Johannesburg, 17 April 2019 21h00 : Comair issued a statement advising they are working flat out to avoid or mitigate a possible strike by airport ground staff who are NUMSA members and ensure its customers reach their destinations.
In addition, Comair-Kulula have a comprehensive contingency plan in place and intend to continue with their daily operations. The airline will do everything possible to minimise the impact on our customers.
They encourage customers to check-in online or at the self-service kiosks at the airports and to drop their bags at the bag-drop counter. Employees from across the Comair business have volunteered to assist over the busy period to assist customers and minimise potential disruption.
Comair and Kulula appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.
For more information or assistance, please contact your Consultant. .
Thank you for your understanding and appreciate these matters are out of the control of XL Oceanair Travel.
Please feel free to call us if you need any assistance and advise or to make alternative arrangements.
Kindly bear in mind this is the Easter Holiday period with a long weekend ahead and all flights are extremely heavily booked, and it will therefore be difficult to assist with your preferred time of travel.