Mango Airlines flight crew members have commenced the strike operation this morning after the collapse of the efforts in negotiating a wage settlement.
The trade union Solidarity represents 95 percent of the pilots at Mango airline and met the Mango Airlines Management on Sunday to reach an amicable settlement in pay.
Apparently the Pilots of the Carrier seems to be underpaid and there was a request by the Union to increase the salary by 8.5 % whereas the company would settle only for 6 %.
Solidarity deputy general secretary Deon Reyneke said “Mango’s management would not budge an inch from the original offer of six percent, while the trade union was prepared to adjust its mandate in a bid to let negotiations succeed.” He further mentioned that, though Solidarity had given four days’ prior notice to the management regarding the proposed strike, the management has not taken any notice of it initially.
Mango Airlines, is a state-owned South African low-cost airline based at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg and a subsidiary of South African Airways. It flies to 7 cities of South Africa and Tanzania with 10 numbers of Boeing 737-800s