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Brazilian Airline Workers Union To Go On Partial Strike From Monday

By Dave Simpson

Brazilian pilots and flight attendants voted for a partial strike starting on Monday 19 December, the national aeronautical union said, as they demand better pay and working conditions amid high inflation.

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The union said in a phone call on Thursday 15 December that stoppages would take place at Brazil's major airports of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Fortaleza every day between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. because of the "frustration of negotiations for the renewal of the collective labor agreement."

Azul and LATAM Airlines declined to comment on the strike. Gol did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The workers are demanding a 5% salary increase, in addition to a 5.9% raise to reflect inflation. Talks began in September, but the airlines have so far not agreed to increase pay beyond inflation, the union said.

Additional Information

Though takeoffs would be postponed until after 8.a.m. from 19 December, the union said that flights carrying organs for transplants, transporting vaccines or sick people would not be stopped.

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