Airlink has issued an alert to its customers that flights may be affected should some of its cabin crew members go on strike this coming Monday, 16 October 2017.
This follows the receipt of a notice to strike from cabin crew belonging to the South African Transport & Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) after rejecting Airlink’s latest pay increase offer.
“Airlink is committed to open engagement and negotiations in good faith with staff and organised labour representatives, including SATAWU, with which we hope to reach agreement and avert any disruption to our services and inconvenience to our customers,” explained Airlink CEO & Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
“We are putting in place a contingency plan to mitigate the impact of any work-stoppage for our customers and will continue to provide updates to our customers, service providers and industry partners,” he added.
In the meantime Airlink customers should ensure their contact details on their bookings are correct so the airline can advise them if their flights are affected.
Customers should also consult with the airline on Tel: +27 451 7300, Airlink Travel Agent Helpline +27 451 7350 on Saturday 14 October 2017 between 08h00 and 17h00, or their travel agents on refunds and rebooking’s.
Should the strike proceed, the airline anticipates some disruption to flight itineraries as, for safety reasons; flights will not be able to operate without appropriately licenced cabin crew members.