Operations at SAA are expected to be back to normal from Saturday after a wage agreement was reached on Friday in Johannesburg under the auspices of the CCMA.

Salaries are expected to be paid as normal.

Numsa and the cabin crew association ended their week-long strike after signing an 8% wage deal with SAA management.

Workers will get a 5.9% increase and a further 2.1% when the airline returns to profitability.

Possible job cuts have been suspended until the end of January.

Numsa’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola addressed union members outside the SAA buildings at Kempton Park – east of Johannesburg

She said: “Salaries will be paid in November and December, government has committed to that. So the first big amount is being paid now for operational purposes and salaries and government has committed to another payment in January and that’s going to pay for your 5.9%.”

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