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CAA Strike

Unread post by Johan.botha » Wed May 15, 2019 11:36 am

Any truth in the rumour that a strike is imminent at the CAA?
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by CALCULATOR » Wed May 15, 2019 11:42 am

Would anybody notice a difference if they did strike ??
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Wed May 15, 2019 11:59 am

....anyone maybe have e-mail contact address for the exam centre, waiting on some results for more than a month now?
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Volo » Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm

They are probably not allowed to strike , as believe it or not I should imagine they are probably viewed as an " Essential Service" in the eyes of the Law . Maybe 700 odd of the 789 employees that are mostly sweepers and cleaners could strike :roll: :?:
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Burner » Wed May 15, 2019 12:16 pm

Was there yesterday renewing, and it was pretty slow. Only 3 desks open, everything happening rather slowly. Took me about 40 minutes, but when I left there was a lot bigger queue.

Try exams@caa.co.za for your enquiry, or better yet, give them a call perhaps?
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Burner » Wed May 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Johan.botha wrote:
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Any truth in the rumour that a strike is imminent at the CAA?
I saw something on Facebook, mentioning a wage dispute, and that the strike would start on or just after 21 May.
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by John Boucher » Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Maybe it's not a wage dispute ... just maybe the staff are gatvol for the exec being only accountable to themselves?

Saw the notice ... it is waaaaay more than just a wage dispute!
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Orthin Opter » Wed May 15, 2019 3:50 pm

John Boucher wrote:
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Maybe it's not a wage dispute ... just maybe the staff are gatvol for the exec being only accountable to themselves?

Saw the notice ... it is waaaaay more than just a wage dispute!
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by C170 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Who says that essential services cannot strike when police, fire departments and traffic services blatantly ignore this fact
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Deanw » Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 am

Volo wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
They are probably not allowed to strike , as believe it or not I should imagine they are probably viewed as an " Essential Service" in the eyes of the Law .
Essential services are those that, if interrupted would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or any part of the population.

I seriously doubt that a CAA administrative function can be called an essential service.
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Johan.botha » Thu May 16, 2019 7:56 am

seems their website is on strike too.
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by PST » Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 am

Not only the website, but the emails are also down again as well. Its been an issue for the past 2 months where website and emails are intermittently working. And re the wages... do yourselves a favour and go check their annual report (that is when the website works again) to see what their average salaries and bonuses are... The file for the 2017-2018 annual report is too large to attach here.
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by MilesvdM » Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 am

Will the flight ops inspector who has been suspended on full pay for the last 14 months be striking too?
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by Volo » Thu May 16, 2019 8:50 am

Deanw wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 am
Volo wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
They are probably not allowed to strike , as believe it or not I should imagine they are probably viewed as an " Essential Service" in the eyes of the Law .
Essential services are those that, if interrupted would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or any part of the population.

I seriously doubt that a CAA administrative function can be called an essential service.
I guess you are right but a strike could seriously affect the health of SAA if they are unable to obtain Cof A,s for their aircraft , mind you they are probably terminal in any event .
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Re: CAA Strike

Unread post by John Boucher » Thu May 16, 2019 12:52 pm

MilesvdM wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 am
Will the flight ops inspector who has been suspended on full pay for the last 14 months be striking too?
Pray do tell...
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