The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is planning a strike by its Air Chefs members over the withdrawal of anniversary bonuses by airline management.
The union said it would approach the Labour Court on Monday to prevent Air Chefs from interdicting its planned strike.
Flights that may be affected by the planned strike are SAA, SA Express, SA Airlink, Mango and Swiss Airlines.
The union’s spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said to date, no employee has received it and they were demanding the company pay because it is part of their benefits of employment.
Hlubi-Majola said they would not back down until their demands were met.
“Instead of engaging with us, they rushed to court in order to silence our members. We’ll do everything in our power to ensure workers are able to exercise their right to strike. Aluta continua!”
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.