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MangoSolidarity confirmed on Sunday that the trade union’s members, who represent 95% of the pilots at Mango airline, will go on strike as from 05:00 on Monday morning as wage negotiations collapsed.  

The union apparently met with Mango’s management earlier on Sunday to try and reach a settlement in salary negotiations on behalf of its members, which include among others flight captains and first officers working for the airline.  According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Deon Reyneke, the meeting with management did not yield any results.  He added:  “Notwithstanding the reality that Mango pilots are paid significantly less than the industry standard, management showed no interest whatsoever to negotiate with its employees.  Mango’s management would not give an inch, confirming that it would not revisit its initial offer of 6%, while the trade union was prepared to adjust its mandate in a bid to let negotiations succeed.”

  • Solidarity’s press statement is at SA Labour News
  • See too, Mango pilots to strike as pay talks collapse, at Fin24

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