Staff at Iberia are set to go on strike for six days in December in protest at plans to cut 4,500 jobs at the airline.
Employees belonging to six of Iberia's unions have announced that they will take industrial action on Friday, December 14, and then for another five days the following week from December 17-21. But the pilots union Sepla is not among the unions taking part in the strikes.
Iberia is part of IAG, which also owns British Airways, and the company announced the planned redundancies earlier this month as part of a major restructuring of Iberia. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh has said that Iberia is facing a “fight for survival”.
One of the unions, UGT, said that the strikes will cover all of Iberia’s operations.
As well as the job losses, IAG is looking to cut Iberia’s fleet by 25 aircraft. IAG has also told unions that the cuts could be deeper if agreement is not reached by the end of January.