Spain -Three five-day strikes at Iberia -February 18, 2013

Representatives of employees at Iberia have announced they will be holding three five-day strikes in February and March to protest against large scale layoffs that have been announced. As reported in the November-December newsletters, Iberia’s mother company, the International Airlines Group, has made known it intends to lay off 4,500 people, amounting to 23% of the staff. After talks with management broke down, unions have now announced strike. The strikes will take place from 18 to 22 February, 4 to 8 and 18 to 22 March. Both cabin crew and ground personnel participated massively in the first of the three five-day strikes, grounding hundreds of flights and affecting over 70,000 travels.

English: http://www.itfglobal.org/news-online/index.cfm ...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/uk-iberia-strike ...  

 

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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