Iberia pilots call for a general strike in December

The Spanish Union of Airline Pilots in Iberia has confirmed that they will be going on strike in December to protest against the creation of Iberia Express, according to the Union’s manager, Justo Peral, in a meeting with the press.

Peral assured that the dates of the strike aren’t fixed yet as the pilots are waiting for an answer from the ground commitee and cabin crew, but assured that even if these finally decide not to go through with the strike, the pilots will do anyway.

Peral accused Iberia’s current management of doing the ‘dirty work’ of British Airways’ chief executive officer, Willie Walsh, whose aim is to contravene the pilots’ accord that protects Iberia’s operations in Barajas (Madrid Airport), limit its increase and turn the Spanish airline into its own personal low cost.

For this reason, he said that around 400 Iberia pilots have asked the company for their certificate of flight hours with the aim to leave the company if they finally turn into a ‘low cost’ of the British company.
Iberia Strike

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