17 DECEMBER 2012


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Article from BTNews 17 DECEMBER 2012

Iberia strike off

Unions at Iberia on Monday called off a six-day strike planned for most of this week, despite their continuing disagreement with the management of the company over massive job cuts.

"We've decided to call off the strike because of the dates and because we don't want to harm passengers when Iberia bears an exclusive responsibility", a spokesman for the USO trade union told reporters.

"Until January, depending on whether disagreements persist, we will study new actions."

The strikes had been set for five days, 17-21 December, in a key period for holiday travel.

Iberia's management issued a statement welcoming the move as the "first step on the road to necessary dialogue".  In November owner IAG announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs at Iberia – about a quarter of the workforce.

Iberia is also planning to cut the number of routes it operates and reduce pay by between a quarter and a third in an effort to stem losses and remain competitive. www.iberia.com

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