Spain - Iberia reaches deal with unions for low-cost carrier - October 13, 2010

The Iberia airline has reached a deal with the transport unions of CCOO and UGT which opens the way to the creation of a new low-cost carrier to handle its short and medium-haul routes, it announced. The collective agreement covers 14,750 employees, or 70% of the total airline’s workforce, and will remain in place until December 2012. It includes wage increases and “a guarantee of employment” for workers once the new carrier is established. Since Iberia announced in October 2009 that it planned to start a low-cost airline to handle its short- and medium-haul routes, unions have been negotiating with its management on a new collective agreement covering the new airline.


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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