A hundred workers have been owed wages for two weeks

Bruce Dickinson has said that he will personally pay staff at the aviation company he chairs half the overdue wages they are owed.

Around 100 staff at Cardiff Aviation have been owed their wages for two weeks. The company says the late payment is due to funds owed to it not being cleared in time.

Dickinson said yesterday: “Unfortunately, monies due to Cardiff Aviation will not have cleared in time for our maintenance, repair and overhaul staff to be paid in full before the holiday weekend. I have therefore decided to personally pay 50 per cent of wages owed, in advance of Easter.

“I, and the wider management team, truly regret this situation, and appreciate the impact it will have on our team. We expressed our apologies to staff during a briefing earlier today, and reaffirmed our commitment to address the shortfall as soon as possible.

“We anticipate the funds due should clear within the next two weeks – and hopefully sooner – and we will keep staff updated.

“I know Cardiff Aviation has a bright future and as well as apologising for this situation, we have asked staff for their patience as we seek to rectify this as swiftly as we can.”

Cardiff Aviation, based at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, currently employs around 150 specialising in aircraft maintenance and repair, as well as providing pilot training.

Source: Wales Online

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