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03 December 2012 09:36
Strikes at Iberia are set to go ahead after union members voted for six days of action in December
Planned strikes by staff at Spanish airline Iberia are set to go ahead in the run-up to Christmas. Union members voted for the industrial action among ground staff and cabin crews, who will hold six days of stoppages on 14 December and 17-21 December.
Iberia workers are protesting about heavy cuts at the embattled company, as its owner International Airlines Group (IAG) plans to reduce its workforce by 4,500. That figure represents close to a quarter of all Iberia employees, though is less severe than the 7,000 jobs unions had previously feared would be set for the chop. However, the restructuring plan would mean staff who are retained would be given pay cuts of between a quarter and a third. Iberia has been struggling against a series of factors, including a long-lasting Spanish recession.
Iberia has set a deadline of 31 January 2013 for an agreement to be reached with unions, otherwise it has said even more significant job cuts and reductions in flights could potentially be implemented. Meanwhile,
travel insurance customers who have journeys planned in the coming weeks and months may be checking the finer details of their policies in the wake of the news.
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