Spain -Pilots call of 30 one-day strikes against low-cost carrier for arbitration -April 29, 2012

Pilots union SEPLA called of the announced one-day work stoppages every Monday and Friday from April until July, after agreeing with aircraft carrier Iberia to arbitration. The agreement includes the cancellation of announced 20% pay cuts by Iberia. Earlier this month, Iberia was forced to cancel 122 national and international flights on 20 April following a strike against the creation of the low-cost branch ''Iberia Express''. The pilots fear that working conditions at Iberia Express will be considerably worse than at the mother company, where its establishment could lead to 8,000 job losses. A government-appointed arbiter has commenced talks with SEPLA and Iberia.

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