South African Airways (SAA) said late on Tuesday afternoon that it has been served with a notice of intention to start industrial action by a labor union.
The industrial action is a consequence of a wage increase disagreement.
SAA's maintenance subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT), received a notice of the intention to embark on industrial action at the weekend from one labor union following the tabling of a wage increase proposal by SAAT.
Parties have held several other meetings since the notice was served and are expected to meet again on Wednesday morning, according to SAA.
SAA said that once it received the notification, it began to review and update its contingency measures to ensure business continuity and to minimize the impact of strike action on its operations.
The airline will issue a follow-up communication on Wednesday morning after the meeting with the unions advising whether the strike is in fact taking place or the extent to which the strike has affected its operations if at all.
U.K.: Update: Strong winds hit Scotland; disruption to air, ferry, rail, road services expected
Winds gusting at up to 70mph have caused traffic disruption across Scotland. The Dornoch bridge and the Tay Road Bridge are closed to high sided vehicles and high wind warnings are in place on the Skye, Clackmannanshire and Erskine bridges. The Forth Road Bridge is closed to cyclists and pedestrians.
A number of ferries have also been canceled, including CalMac services from Oban to Castlebay, Coll and Tiree. Northlink Ferries has also warned of some disruption and a number of cancellations to Pentland Firth sailings.
Strong winds were expected across all areas of the country, with gusts of 50-60mph likely to develop quite widely.