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MangoTimesLive reports that several Mango flights were delayed on Monday following strike action by the airline’s pilots represented by trade union Solidarity.  

According to the budget airline’s spokesperson Sergio Dos Santos, they had managed to “reassign” passengers to other airlines.  He said the delays were between eight and 40 minutes, but people were reaching their destinations.  Some of the delayed flights include: the 8.45am flight from Lanseria to Cape Town‚ the 10.50am from Cape Town to Johannesburg‚ the 3.20pm from Cape Town to Johannesburg and the 4pm from George to Johannesburg.  According to Solidarity‚ which represents 95% of the pilots‚ the strike was called as a result of failed negotiations with the airline.  Union spokesperson Deon Reyneke indicated that the airline refused to revisit its initial offer of 6%‚ “while the trade union was prepared to adjust its mandate in a bid to let negotiations succeed.”  He said the union was demanding an 8.5% increase.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at TimesLive
  • See too, We negotiated with Mango for the past 4 months, says Solidarity, at Business Report
  • And also, Mango asks SAA to assist after flight staff go on strike, at EWN

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