Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Mango Airlines, a state owned airlines based in South Africa headquartered at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and the center of tourism, trade and business, is now undergoing the strike as the Trade Union Solidarity has vowed to continue for wage demands.
Over 100 pilots and other flight crew of Mango Airlines affiliated to the Trade Union of Mango Airlines are demanding an 8.5 percent wage hike while the employer is offering 6 percent.
Solidarity says that its members will continue their work stoppage until Mango Airlines agrees to renegotiate the salaries.
The trade union’s spokesperson Deon Reyneke explains that the company and Solidarity agreed to meet.
From the offset, this low cost state owned Airline Company revealed that they would not move from the 6%. They started with the 6% and stuck with it until today.
Reyneke said that they are waiting on management to rearrange and reschedule a meeting after talks broke down earlier this week.