DURBAN – Airline company Comair and the national union of metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have reached a stalemate regarding a salary dispute.
Comair said on Friday that the working group of its representatives and Numsa had been unable to agree on a way forward with regard to the salary discrepancy dispute.
However, the airline said it continued to act in good faith and is committed to an amicable and equitable resolution.
Wrenelle Stander, the executive director of Comair’s airline division, said Numsa’s claim that Comair personnel were paid R7 000 a month more than their colleagues on the basis of race was factually incorrect.
“We run our business with integrity, fairness and transparency. We have zero tolerance for racism or any form of discrimination. Numsa and Comair agreed on the number of outliers, which comprises 3 percent of the bargaining unit, as well as the reasons for these outliers. The outliers comprise South Africans of all race groups and gender. This information has been shared with Numsa,” Stander said.