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strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that according to union officials, employees of two local airlines will be downing tools on Monday.  Pilots at budget airline Mango are launching a strike after wage negotiations with the company failed.  

Deon Reyneke of trade union Solidarity said employees were demanding an 8.5% increase, while the company was offering 6%.  Meantime, members of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) at SA Airlink were also due to go on strike.  “The 110 workers are employed as cabin crew at the regional airline and are disgruntled that the company refuses to accede to their pay increase demand.  Workers are demanding a 32% increase while the company is only offering 10%‚” the union indicated.  It said the demand was fuelled by the fact that the company had increased pilots’ salaries by 32%.  Satawu also intends to address racial undertones at the company in that black female cabin crew are not allowed to wear their hair natural as the airline deems it unprofessional.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Travellers advised to arrive early as Mango pilots go on strike, at Traveller24

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