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Solidarity2ANA reports that trade union Solidarity was due on Wednesday to return to the negotiating table with low-cost carrier Mango Airline amid an ongoing pilots' strike over wage hikes.  

Mango’s flight crews downed tools on Monday morning after wage negotiations with Solidarity collapsed on Sunday.  Solidarity is demanding an 8.5% wage hike, but Mango is only offering 6%.  The airline said several of its flights had been affected by the strike and it has been forced to use alternative operators to cater for passengers.  Solidarity, which represents 95% of Mango's pilots, said management on Tuesday requested the union to return to the discussion table in an attempt to break the crippling impasse.  Solidarity’s Deon Reyneke commented:  "As we said from the outset, we have been willing to negotiate all along but the company was the one who turned its back on the collective bargaining process."

  • Read this report in full at Business Report
  • Read Solidarity press statement at Solidarity online
  • See too, Mango 'accommodating' passengers as strike continues, at Traveller24
  • And also, Mango pilot: Pay strike was our absolute last resort, at Fin24
  • As well as, Mango-staking: Mango versoek ʼn gesprek met vakbond, at Maroela Media

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