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12 December 2011 09:19
TAP Air Portugal pilots have called two four-day strikes
Two four-day strikes by pilots at TAP Air Portugal this month and in January could disrupt the travel plans of holidaymakers.
The news highlights the importance of having a good
travel insurance policy in place to guard against unforeseen events.
Members of the Civil Aviation Pilots' Union decided to stage strikes from December 9 to 12 and January 3 to 6, after talks with Portugal's national airline failed.
TAP Air Portugal reported nearly 100,000 reservations for the December 9-12 period.
According to the union, which represents 718 of TAP Air Portugal's nearly 800 pilots, it wants its members to take part in the decision making process to privatise the government-run airline.
The union also wants the airline to fully comply with the rules of the labour contract.
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