Saab’s major white-collar union says its members have finally received July’s wages in their accounts, although it is warning it will resend a letter to the automaker detailing wage arrears if this month’s salaries are not forthcoming.

Unionen – representing around 1,000 management staff at Saab – is blasting as “unacceptable” any possibility of August wages remaining outstanding ahead of a planned mass-meeting at the manufacturer’s Trollhattan plant this afternoon (5 August).

“We would like some kind of action plan that will secure payments for August,” a Unionen spokesman told just-auto from Stockholm. “We do not want to see this happen in August again – if that will happen we will renew our process with sending the notification of unpaid wages to Saab.”

Unionen withdrew its original letter – which in theory could lead to a claim for bankruptcy – to Saab following receipt of funds today – and is hoping the factory meeting later on will shed further light on any new investment with rumours circulating of a US cash injection.

“I suppose [CEO] Victor Muller should attend or [at] least speak to the employees,” said the Unionen spokesman. “I think it is supposed to be a big meeting for the entire plant.

“Unionen will be very strongly represented, we will of course be there.”

With the first week of August almost finished, there is only a limited time left before this month’s salaries become due for Saab workers, whose Trollhattan factory continues to remain shut, while further cash solutions are sought.

Saab is engaged in a desperate search for funds including those potentially from Chinese operations Pang Da and Youngman, although the trail to the Far East appears to have gone cold for the past few weeks.

Repeated attempts by just-auto to talk to both companies have not elicited responses.