Johannesburg - South African airline Comair Limited said on Friday that it was working around the clock to find a speedy resolution to the wage dispute with the National Union of Metalworkers Union of SA (Numsa).
This is after Numsa this week announced that workers were preparing to go on strike at international airline Comair from next Thursday over a 12 percent wage demand and other basic conditions of employment.
Comair operates and manages British Airways and kulula.com in South Africa. The company employs around 2 200 workers, among them 750 as airport staff.
Numsa is demanding a guaranteed 13th cheque as the lowest paid worker earns R9 000 per month, a travel allowance, daily overtime allowance, a shift allowance to be 15 percent of basic salary and additional shop stewards.
If the strike goes ahead, the public will be hugely inconvenienced during what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year and which will also hurt Comair's profits.