Mango fires cabin crew after food fraud
Mango cabin crew have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
From City Press Online
'SAA low-cost airline Mango has sacked 24 cabin crew members for food fraud.
Cabin crew members allegedly defrauded the airline’s in-flight catering services, Business Day reported today.
Suspicious about the amount of money being made from the sale of food
and drinks, Mango placed investigators on flights, said Lihle Lethuli,
an SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union representative.
He said the footage purported to show staff pocketing money from the sale of coffee, tea and other beverages.
Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser said the carrier’s internal security
services handled the investigation that lasted several months.
“It is almost impossible to give an accurate figure of how much (was
stolen) … It was a very large amount,” he was quoted as saying.
Lethuli said the union had seen “no evidence” produced by Mango to back up its claims of catering fraud.
Kaiser said the airline had merely implemented a policy of zero tolerance against any form of dishonesty.
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