Iberia cabin crew to strike again

6 Nov 2009 by Mark Caswell

Iberia’s cabin crew are to stage a second strike in less than a month, in support of wage demands.

The strike is taking place today on November 10 and 11, and follows similar action in October which forced Iberia to cancel 440 domestic, European and transatlantic services. Flights between London and Madrid are affected, as are those between Madrid and New York.

A statement on the carrier’s website states that “Because of the strike called by the CTA and SITCPLA cabin attendants unions, Iberia is cancelling some flights scheduled for November 10-11, since they are not covered by the minimum services requirement established by Spanish authorities.”

Note that services operated by Vueling (in which Iberia holds a 45 per cent stake) are not affected by the strike.

Iberia’s website adds that “the airline is trying to avoid an unjustified strike and is calling on the responsibility of the unions organising the strike to cancel it”.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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