Next week’s strike by Iberia has been called off after the airline scrapped a plan for mass redundancies.
Four days of stoppages by ground and cabin crews were due to begin on Monday. In return for the concession, unions representing 93% of the workforce have agreed to talks on productivity aimed at restoring the Spanish carrier’s profitability.
Staff will now consider a reduced redundancy programme and a wage cut. However, Iberia pilots are still holding out. The airline’s chief executive Rafael Sánchez-Lozano said they were “irresponsible and showing no solidarity”.