Airline strike threat on eve of World Cup

Union: “We are going to support our Peruvian colleagues”

Supporting of a strike by colleagues in Peru just days before the World Cup begins, maintenance workers at LATAM Airlines have issued a threat to delay or cancel flights in South America. The World Cup starts on June 12.

LATAM was created in 2012 after a merger between Brazil’s TAM and Chile’s LAN airlines, making it the region’s biggest airline, with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

“We are going to support our Peruvian colleagues with flight delays and cancellations, and that applies to the whole LATAM network,” said Dario Castillo, president of the union for maintenance workers at LAN Chile, told Reuters.

LAN Peru workers are threatening strike action if they don’t get better pay. Negotiations between union and airline collapsed last week.


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