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Planes grounded during 24-hour Cargolux strike
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Planes grounded during 24-hour Cargolux strike

23.07.2015 From our online archive
Cargolux flights were grounded on Thursday morning and more will follow during the day after last-minute talks between union representatives and management failed to reach an agreement.

Cargolux flights were grounded on Thursday morning and more will follow during the day after last-minute talks between union representatives and management failed to reach an agreement.

The 24-hour warning strike action began at 3am and by 8am seven flights had been cancelled leaving five Cargolux aircraft still on the tarmac.

Controversial negotiations revolved around measures proposed to restore a culture of security and trust within the air freight firm, Luxembourg union LCGB said.

Among the details being disputed are the establishment of an internal review procedure for disciplinary proceedings, and greater involvement of staff delegation members in reviewing incidents and as full members of the disciplinary commission.

The LCGB said in a statement: “Given this situation, we must say that senior management does not always address safety risks for crews, which led us to launch two weeks ago a consultation among our aircrew members.

"Considering the unacceptable situation, the vast majority of pilots are clearly in favour of industrial action.”

The union warned that if it receives no constructive response from senior management, further action could follow.

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