Air Berlin pilots warn of strike action
Air Berlin pilot union, Cockpit, stated its members plan to launch strike action this month if an agreement is not reached on wages and benefits, following months of negotiations (The Local, 16-Aug-2010). 99% of union members at Air Berlin and subsidiary, LTU, gave the union the power to call a strike as early as this week. Pilots are concerned over the airline’s daily changes to schedules and failure to provide a third pilot on long haul services. The union plans to meet with the airline on 17-Aug-2010 and 18-Aug-2010, as well as in the second week of Sep-2010.