SkyTeam strike halted but threat remains
11 / 07 / 2011
A WORLDWIDE strike of SkyTeam workers was narrowly avoided when those at the source of the dispute voted against striking.
Workers at Cobalt, a ground-handling subsidiary of Air France-KLM based at London Heathrow Airport in the UK, were protesting at new and old employees receiving a mix of flight concessions. Originally, workers had varying degrees of concessions depending on which airline they had come from. Recently, management first reduced new workers’ allocated concessions then all workers’.
A last-minute crisis meeting between the workers’ union, Unite, and management saw Cobalt agreeing to suspend the changes while negotiations were running.