The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) filed papers at the Johannesburg Labor Court on 3 September applying for an urgent Interdict. The interdict is in response to COMAIR’s management failure to pay employees salaries and medical aid contributions.
According to a media statement from NUMSA, COMAIR has not paid employee salaries from the 1st of June and the company has unlawfully imposed unpaid leave on all employees. All of this came to effect after the company was placed under business rescue.
COMAIR employees have been subjected to live off UIF Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS). TERS does not cover employees full salaries.
NUMSA General Secretary, Irvin Jim issued a statement saying, “We are seeking a declaratory order to the effect that COMAIR and the Business Rescue Practitioners are acting unfairly and unlawfully by failing to pay employees their salaries since 1st of June 2020 and for stopping medical aid contributions as of 1st of September.
This matter is scheduled for hearing at the Labor Court on Wednesday, 9 September.