Civil aviation unions demand rights agreement or risk World Cup flights (

May 22, 2014

Civil aviation union leaders have warned that World Cup flights could be delayed or cancelled unless LATAM Group employers agree to restart pay negotiations urgently with Peruvian unions.With less than a month to go before the World Cup starts, representatives of LATAM network trade unions met at the ITF office in Rio, Brazil last week to demand action from LAN Peru, where mechanics are paid less than elsewhere in LATAM. They issued a 30-day deadline for stalled talks to restart, warning otherwise of industrial action by Brazilian and other LAN baggage, maintenance and check-in workers over this and their own living wage demands. According to the unions, this could affect more than 300 international flights to Brazil and an additional 750 domestic flights during the World Cup.

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