Icelandair Group and its pilots agree to keep talking until September 30, avoiding any further strikes

Icelandair Group (Icelandair) (Keflavik) has signed an agreement with the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) for a temporary wage agreement through September 30, 2014. As previously reported, The Icelandic parliament on May 16 prohibited any strikes by the Icelandair pilots. The union had planned to strike on nine days between May 9 and June 3. The group issued this statement:

Icelandair Group and the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) signed a wage agreement that is valid until September 30, 2014.

Over the term of the agreement, Icelandair Group and FIA will jointly work towards a long term agreement. The agreement is in broad terms in line with agreements already signed on the Icelandic labor market this year. The agreement will now be presented by FIA to its members that will vote
electronically on the agreement in the next seven days.

At this time is not possible to estimate Icelandair Group’s loss due to FIA’s actions during this industrial dispute.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Former American Airlines Boeing 757-223 TF-ISF (msn 24595) approaches the runway at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

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