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Aeroméxico pilots to go on strike

Aeroméxico operates over 600 daily flights to destinations in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia
Aeroméxico pilots to go on strike
Aeroméxico was recently involved in a plane crash - Photo: Courtesy of Boeing
12/09/2018
15:08
Reuters
Mexico City
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Aeroméxico's union, Mexico’s biggest airline, are planning to strike on October 1, after the airline’s decision to suspend some employee benefits after a crash in northern Mexico in late July.

In a preliminary report last week, Mexico’s civil aviation agency said bad weather likely caused the crash that injured dozens of people, adding that there was no evidence of human error or mechanical failures. The agency, however, discovered that a training pilot, who was not authorized by the company, briefly served as copilot during the takeoff.

In response to this, Aeroméxico said it had fired the three pilots who were in the cabin and announced new rules for the crew, including the elimination of a rule that allowed pilots to fly in the cabin for free.

Pilots’ union ASPA, whose members include Aeroméxico, said that the rule is critical for pilots who use it to travel from their homes to the airline’s base.

Aeroméxico decided, unilaterally, to suspend the benefit of Crew Flying in Cabin, among other violations of the collective contract, affecting a critical clause for over 2,400 pilots,” the union said in a statement, adding that such benefits are common among other airlines.

The company countered that it was not violating the contract since pilots could still fly in passenger seats, outside of the pilot cabin.

“They, like the rest of eligible crew, continue using the aforementioned benefit,” Aeroméxico said in a statement.

On July 31, A Mexico City-bound Embraer 190 passenger jet operated by Aeroméxico crashed into scrubland near the runway shortly after take-off, during what passengers have described as strong winds, hail, and rain.

All 103 passengers and crew members survived by evacuating the plane before it was engulfed by flames.

Aeroméxico, a member of the SkyTeam alliance, operates over 600 daily flights to destinations in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
 

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