Mango workers will continue strike until agreement reached - Solidarity

Trade union Solidarity says it has reached a deadlock in wage negotiations with Mango Airlines, leading to the current strike.

The airline's flight crew are have downed tools and are demanding an 8.5% salary increase.

The union's Deon Reyneke says they are hoping for a revised offer.

The company are sticking to their 6% offer so we could not reach an agreement.

Deon Reyneke, Solidarity deputy general secretary

The reason why we are demanding 8.5% is the fact that Mango is paying pilots between 23% and 40% less than the current market in South Africa.

Deon Reyneke, Solidarity deputy general secretary

We hope that the company comes to the table and present a revised offer but our members are adamant that they will strike as long as it takes.

Deon Reyneke, Solidarity deputy general secretary

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