Iberia pilots reject mediation agreement

Iberia pilots, represented by the union SEPLA, have overwhelmingly rejected the mediation agreement on restructuring and redundancies proposed by professor Gregorio Tudela and signed by the main ground staff and cabin crew unions and the management of the company.

Iberia mediation proposals

The mediator in the Iberia dispute, Gregorio Tudela, a professor of private, social and economic law at Madrid’s Autónoma University (UAM), has proposed that 3,141 workers be laid off, about 16% of the workforce. The original figure quoted by the parent company IAG in November 2012 was 4,500 and the ERE presented by Iberia envisages the dismissal of some 3,800 …

Second week of Iberia strikes

Today sees the start of a second week of strikes at Iberia, this time with the pilots union SEPLA now joining the protest. So far, around 1,300 flights have been cancelled.

More Iberia strikes

beria has announced the cancellation of 415 flights in the period February 18th to 22nd, the first in a series of strikes called by the unions representing ground staff and cabin crews to protest against proposed layoffs by the loss-making airline.

Iberia unions call for strikes in February

Unions representing Iberia ground staff and cabin crew have called for at least five days of strikes during February after breaking off negotiations with management over the restructuring plans for the airline.

New Iberia pilots will earn 40% less than existing staff

Newly recruited Iberia pilots will receive around 40% less salary than existing staff under an arrangement set out by Jaime Montalvo, mediator between the airline and the pilot’s union Sepla in the ongoing dispute over the setting up of the low-cost airline Iberia Express.

Iberia Christmas strike called off

The unions representing Iberia staff have called off their proposed Christmas strike, despite the latest meeting with management ending without any agreement. The unions are protesting against the restructuring plans announced by the parent company, IAG, in November.

Iberia Christmas strike looks set to go ahead

The unions at Iberia – UGT, CCOO, USO, Asetma and Sictpla – have decided to maintain their planned strike call for December 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st after a meeting with the management of the airline failed to yield results. The unions are protesting about the proposed restructuring of the loss-making  Spanish carrier which will see the loss of …