7-Mar-2011 2:49 PM

Aerolineas Argentinas unions oppose privatisation attempt

Aerolineas Argentinas' unions announced they would resist any attempts to privatise the carrier and its subsidiary Austral (noticias.com, 05-Mar-2011). Unions representing pilots, flight attendants, technicians, clerks, security and senior staff of the carrier signed a document committing unions against any privatisation attempt. The carrier was re-nationalised in 2008, with the Argentine government acquiring a 99.4% stake and workers the remaining 0.6%.