Estonian Air pilots file strike notice

  • 2012-12-24

TALLINN - Pilots of the Estonian national airline Estonian Air plan to strike next month as a result of unsuccessful collective agreement with employers, Bloomberg reports.

The pilots announced they will go on strike on January 7 and the strike will last until an agreement is reached, the Estonian Airline Pilots’ Association said in an e-mailed statement.

The association demands keeping the same terms as in the previous agreement signed in May 2008.

As reported by LETA, Estonian Air Cabin Crew Union (ESSA) and Estonian Air have signed a new Collective Agreement today which is valid up till the end of 2013.

The provisions of the Collective Agreement are extended to all Employees of the Department of Cabin Crew of Estonian Air, regardless of their trade union membership. The Collective Agreement is regulating duty and rest time, working conditions, social guarantees, salary and relations between the airline and the Trade Union.

Estonian Air has had negotiations regarding the Collective Agreement with the Pilots Trade Association ELA and hoping to come into mutually acceptable solution in the nearest weeks as well.