Yesterday, workers from Argentinian airlines grouped in the Association of Airline Pilots (APLA), held a union assembly, demanding a salary adjustment, which affected several flights and hundreds of passengers.
In this regard, the general secretary of APLA, Pablo Biró, pointed out that, given the refusal of the company to listen to their demands, their battle plan is just beginning, so the pilots of Argentinian airlinesThey will continue with their protests.
Also, the workers of Argentinian airlines indicated that his measure of force will extend during the long weekend, that is, between Saturday 13 and Monday, August 15.
This means that, by next weekend, delays and canceled flights could occur again, as happened yesterday, when at least 18 flights were delayed and four more were cancelled, affecting some 2,000 passengers.
“There will be forceful measures over the long weekend, because the fight plan has just begun,” said Biró, who also stressed that, in the last meeting with the Business Chamber, “we found a superb position in the meeting that we had never found ”.
Consequently, the pilots and other workers of Argentinian airlines They will continue with their forceful measure to demand a salary recomposition, to review the framework agreement and the current airline policy.
In addition, the employees demand the hiring of new personnel and the reinstatement of other pilots who were previously fired from LATAM and ANDES.
What does the transport company say
After yesterday’s protest, the company The transport company issued a press release in which they assured that the force measure was “irrational” and that, in relation to salary recomposition, the last joint agreement is in force.
“This forceful measure, with a clear political content, finds no reason to exist in the working conditions of those represented by APLAbut rather has, as its sole objective, to condition the Government’s commercial and economic policy, which has sustained the sources of work and wages throughout the pandemic,” the statement said.