Johannesburg - Trade union, Solidarity said on Monday vowed to take action against Denel, saying that it was irate after the state-owned arms manufacturer informed workers that their July salary might not be paid on time.
In an email to workers on Monday, Denel informed its staff that it was at a risk of not being in a position to pay salaries for the month of July on time.
This is a second time in as many months that this situation arises at Denel after the company last month said it would only pay 85 percent of workers' salaries due to cash flow problems until Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and a mysterious lender intervened to pay full salaries.
"Not paying salaries on time must be is totally unacceptable and we condemn it. The implications are immense and far-reaching and Solidarity is ready for the fight,” said Helgard Cronjé, Solidarity's sector coordinator for defence and aviation.
Denel said it remained confident of government's continued support and believed it will receive the much-needed recapitalisation by the end of September 2019.