However, by yesterday evening at 6pm, even those banking with FNB had not received their salaries.
"As a union, we will give Autopax the benefit of the doubt until tomorrow."
Prasa spokesperson Nana Zenani had not responded to Sowetan's request for a comment by the time of print.
It has however emerged that the struggling company is sitting with hundreds of broken down buses which according to employees "were allowed to rot in the sun" at the company's depots across the country.
Sowetan has established that Autopax had around 130 buses operational with about 300 broken down.
Some employees referred to their Johannesburg depot as a "graveyard for buses", because there were no plans in place to fix them any time soon.
At Autopax's bus depot in Coronationville, Johannesburg, Sowetan found dozens of broken down bus lined up inside the depot, literally gathering dust.
At least three buses had caught fire, apparently last year, when overgrown grass inside the depot caught fire which spread to the buses, according to employees who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Employees also told Sowetan losses amounting to around R10m were incurred due to wrong parts being bought via procurement processes over the past four years.
"We ended up with parts for Marcopolo buses while we didn't even have a single Marcopolo bus in our fleet," an employee said.
"Our entire supply chain process is messed up, even with the tyres and windscreens... a windscreen would be fitted today and tomorrow it cracks because it's a fong kong [fake]."