SA Airways (SAA) has cancelled all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday due to the two unions and their 3 000 members at SAA striking.

The strike will proceed on Friday morning at 4am. SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said this was to minimise the impact of disruptions for its customers.

“We are putting our customers first and regret the inevitable inconvenience that these cancellations may cause our customers. However, by acting proactively, SAA can certainly help customers find alternatives. This comes after the Numsa and the Sacca announced that they would ground all planes from Friday.More than 900 staff could be affected by restructuring as unions demanded a wage increase.“SAA will spare no effort to work jointly with the labour unions to find solutions that accommodate the employee demands, safeguard the business and return operations to normal.”he said. Only flights operated by the SAA would be affected by the strike this weekend. All flights operated on partner airlines and code-share partners, including SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and Star Alliance would not be affected.

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