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A LATAM Brasil A320 taxies in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Negotiations Between LATAM Brasil, Flight Crews for Wage Reductions Advance

Less than three weeks after LATAM Brasil's flight crews allowed the National Union of Aeronauts (SNA) and the airline to resume negotiations for permanent wage reductions, a deal is starting to take shape. This week, LATAM Brasil, which has just recently recovered its second place in Brazil's domestic market share amidst a recovering economy, has presented a preliminary proposal to the SNA. The union, in an open YouTube live stream, hid the actual values for the sake of privacy. The…

LATAM Brasil Flight Crews Allow Union to Negotiate Wage Reductions

The seemingly endless saga of LATAM Brasil's flight crew negotiations with the airline about permanent wage reductions has reached the end of yet another chapter this week. After voting in July against any wage reductions and further negotiations between the National Union of Aeronauts (SNA) and the airline regarding this…

European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. Ryanair is currently in conflict with…

Ryanair Cancels Hundreds of Flights Amid Another Round of Pilot…

Ryanair was forced to cancel almost 400 flights on Friday as more pilot strikes continued to plague the low-cost carrier. Nearly 15 percent of the airline's operations were canceled as a result of strikes that come just a month after numerous other issues with pilots and cabin crew. The daylong…