Yesterday, we informed staff that there was a risk that the payroll due on August 25 would be delayed. We can now confirm that there is a delay. The company is working hard to secure financing, enabling us to fulfill our commitments. At present we cannot confirm a date for the payment of salaries but we will continue to provide updated information for staff, including information about white collar salaries.
Swade’s notes: Wages for factory staff are due on the 25th. Salaries for white collar staff are due on the 26th (for this month, normally on the 27th). Of course, it is reasonable to expect that both are effected by this notice. People that I know within Saab are, of course, disappointed about this but perhaps not surprised under current circumstances. Hopefully they understand that best efforts are being made to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
Staff returned to the Saab plant earlier this week for briefings on the current status at the company. They are returning throughout the week, around 25% of the plant staff at a time, to help make sure that our production capability remains OK.