Pilots Association Threatens Strike Over SAA Management

South African Airways (SAA) planes parked on the airport grounds

The Pilots Association is threatening to go on strike.

The association said it conducted an independent survey that found that 91% of pilots felt the operation’s management was either poor or extremely poor, while 96% were in favour of taking a stand to force change at the airline.

The association sent a list of demands to its employer last month.

Should the strike go ahead, it will be for the first time that SAA pilots have embarked on a work stoppage.

The association’s captain John Hartly said: “We want good management at SAA and a new CEO. We want a skills audit to be undertaken of the top two players of the management of SAA.”

They are also demanding the appointment of an experienced CEO within 90 days.


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