airzim pilots on strike 08-09-10.jpgAir Zimbabwe pilots have once again embarked on an industrial action leaving passengers who were destined for Johannesburg stranded at the Harare International Airport.

ZBC News is reliably informed that the flight to Johannesburg that was scheduled to leave at 7am was cancelled after pilots demanded their outstanding allowances and salaries.

 

The pilots are said to have left the airport around 9am after they failed to reach an agreement with management.

The issue is said to have been taken to the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Infrastructure Development, where the parties spent the whole day discussing the way forward.

Efforts to get a comment from management were fruitless as the company’s acting C.E.O’s mobile phone was unreachable. When ZBC News arrived at the airport there was no activity at Air Zimbabwe checkpoints.

On the 16th of July, the airline temporarily suspended its flights after pilots downed tools in protest to non-payment of salaries and allowances.

 

However normal business resumed after they were paid one month salaries. Sources say the pilots and engineers are owed money ranging between 20 000 to 30 000 dollars dating back to 2008.