The Spanish Airline Pilots Union (Sepla) has announced the start of an indefinite strike at Iberia Regional Air Nostrum from February 27th at all bases and work centres on Mondays and Fridays in response to the systematic blockade that they have been suffering from the company in the face of their legitimate demands.
This immobilist attitude of the company has once again become evident in the mediation held at the Service of Mediation and Arbitration (SIMA) on Monday, February 6th, where the company has again refused to meet the proposals of the technical crew members.
The indefinite strike is a majority mandate that the pilots gave, with more than 92% of the votes, to Sepla in the assembly held on January 30th and 31st. The union regrets that Iberia Regional Air Nostrum has forced it to adopt this measure after seven months in which it has systematically rejected the proposals of the technical crew members in favour of fair working conditions and professional classification, as well as those aimed at alleviating the real terms pay cut due to the increase of the cost of living.
The pilots’ union demands the company that the indefinite strike should not be used as an excuse to coerce workers, as it happened in the December strike call.