Judgment was reserved today in the case Numsa brought against Solidarity and Comair. The case in which Numsa requests that a collective agreement, concluded between Solidarity and Comair, not apply to them was heard in the Labour Court.
The airline is currently in business rescue and received funding from investors to cover its costs. However, the conditions attached to such funding included a shortening of retrenchment processes.
“Before entering into the agreement with Comair, Solidarity consulted with its members on an ongoing basis. It is thanks to the conclusion of this agreement that the survival of the airline could be ensured and more than 1 600 employees could keep their jobs. It is in the best interests of all Comair employees that this agreement not be set aside,” Derek Mans, Solidarity’s organiser for aviation and defence said.