Comair strike grounded

Johannesburg – A strike over a wage hike by 400 Comair staff who belong to the Uasa union has come to and end as an agreement is inked.

The strike kicked off last week as Comair workers demanded better wages.

Now, after intervention by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), a deal has been reached.

According to a statement issued by the union on Wednesday, a three-year deal has been concluded that will see ground staff get a 10 percent salary adjustment for 2016, which will be backdated to January 1.

In 2017, ground staff will get a 7 percent adjustment and 6 percent in 2018.

Inflation is currently 7 percent.