Croatia -Croatia airlines pilots deal and cabin crew strike -May 20, 2013

Pilots and cabin crew of state owned Croatia Airlines went on strike on 14 May in a conflict over new contracts. The company is facing large financial difficulties and have announced it will be entering a process of restructuring, which will include layoffs and pay cuts. Due to these circumstances, Croatia Airlines was unwilling to prolong old contracts as they were. Pilots and cabin crew reacted by going on a strike, grounding at least one third of all Croatia Airlines’ flights. On 20 May the pilots reached a deal with Croatia Airlines and seized their industrial action, while cabin crew continued to be on strike. Earlier this month Croatia Airlines had to cancel 10 international and 3 domestic flights because 25 per cent of its cabin crew staff was on sick leave. The company announced an investigation stating that there was reason to believe that this was a kind of protest by the cabin crew unions as a result of their disagreement with the proposed collective agreement. The management no longer guaranteed 15 days' annual leave and intended to reduce the number of days off with a view to increasing productivity. Three of the six unions active in the company had signed the new collective agreement while the remaining three had not.

English:http://www.enca.com/world-money/croatia-airlines-pilots-end-seven-day-strike

http://dalje.com/en-croatia/croatia-airlines-ceo-says-25-of-cabin-crew-staff-on-sick-leave ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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