IAG fights back against Iberia strikes

Legal action seeks compensation for damages

Iberia and British Airways parent company IAG has made a claim for compensation against the Spanish pilots’ union in the UK’s High Court in London. The claim is not related to the union’s recently announced series of strikes timed for later this month against the restructuring of Iberia, IAG says, but it is related to strikes it held in late 2011 and early 2012 against the creation of the subsidiary Iberia Express.
IAG says that the claim is against the Iberia pilots’ union SEPLA and against the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association. The claim is being made “under European law which provides that airline groups should be free to establish air services across Europe. IAG is seeking a declaration that its EU rights were infringed and British Airways is seeking damages because the strikes affected its business, causing it to incur financial loss.”
Reuters
[pictured: Iberia aircraft at Madrid Terminal 4; courtesy oneworld]

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