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Pilots of Iberia declared new dates of strikes

Pilots of Iberia declared new dates of strikesPilots of the company, and also the trade unions uniting about 20 thousand staff of the Spanish airline Iberia, will begin a termless strike with February.


Before will strikes 25, are conducted on January 27 and 30. A strike is planned to begin on February 3 and to carry out protest actions each Friday and Monday while employers will not fulfill the personnel requirement. The general director of Iberia Raphael Sanchez-Losano (Rafael Sanchez-Lozano) recognized that negotiations with workers were at a deadlock.

Workers of Iberia already conducted four strikes – on December 18 and 29, and also on January 9 and 11. As a result of protest actions about 420 flights because of what more than 55 thousand people suffered were cancelled.

The personnel of airline protests against Iberia Express creation – a cheap carrier on the basis of Iberia to which should transfer to the new company a part of the route network. The owner of airline to whom also belongs to British Airways, – International Airlines Group (IAG) – assures that establishment of the new company will not be reflected in work of employees of the already existing. The last consider that creation of Iberia Express will lead to reduction of the personnel and decrease in salaries.