The South African Airways cabin crew strike was brought to an end by a court interdict on Wednesday afternoon.
Guy Leitch, Editor and publisher, SA Flyer Magazine says to the man on the street, $170 a day is exorbitant but the reality is the cabin crew had been using their allowance to supplement their normal incomes.
They haven't had an increase in over seven years so i think that the pressure has been building.— Guy Leitch, Editor and publisher, SA Flyer Magazine
And of course, the lack of long-term or coherent management has meant they are unable to get anywhere towards negotiating these packages.— Guy Leitch, Editor and publisher, SA Flyer Magazine
Leitch says the cabin crew are just looking for a larger take home. Leith adds that compared to other airlines, the SAA cabin crew work under pretty good working conditions. He says the airline needs to sort out its financial issues and operate profitably.
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