CAPE TOWN - Mango airline flight crew have today embarked on a strike, following the company's refusal to renegotiate wage increase.
This comes after Mango's management have refused to agree to a wage increase of 8.5%.
The result of this is a strike which sees over one hundred pilots and cabin crew suspending their duties to demonstrate their discord with Mango management.
According to Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, Deon Ruyneke, Solidarity has attempted to negotiate wages 4 months prior to today's strike. The case was then referred to the CCMA.
The conclusion of the CCMA thus forms the basis for the notice of the strike being granted. "We are willing to participate for as long as it takes", says Ruyneke.