November 17, 2019 / 10:42 AM / a month ago

CORRECTED-NUMSA plans secondary strike in S.Africa's aviation industry after SAA talks go nowhere

(Corrects third para show NUMSA is consulting with Airports Company South Africa, not Airforce Company South Africa)

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 17 (Reuters) - A union that called a strike at South African Airways said on Sunday it was consulting with workers on a secondary strike across the industry after talks with the state-run carrier ended without a deal.

“This secondary strike will have the impact of shutting down the entire aviation sector,” National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) spokeswoman Phakamile Hlubi-Majola told reporters.

Consultations were underway with workers at organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority, Mango Airlines, SA Express, Airports Company South Africa and Comair, she said. (Reporting by Emma Rumney, editing by Louise Heavens)

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