Government intervene in Iberia strike

THE Iberia pilot’s strike action, threatened to continue until July, has been called off, following the government’s agreement to act as mediator between the pilots and carrier – forcing them into compulsory arbitration as a means to ending the conflict between them. The pilots’ union, Sepla, immediately agreed to the arbitration order. The dispute centres on the company’s plans to cut pilot’s wages by 20% and the introduction of the low-cost Iberia Express, which began operating in March. Flights that would have been affected have been reprogrammed and passengers with tickets for those flights will still be able to use them. Vice-president Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, gave a press conference confirming that the move to compulsory arbitration means that the strike action has to be called off straight away. Sáenz de Santamaría underlined the fact that this move was designed to put an end to the series of one-day strikes that began back in December, and added that both parties involved (the trade union Sepla and the airline, Iberia) had been looking for an arbitrator.


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