Brazil’s airline pilots and flight crew announce strike starting Monday

The workers are demanding a 15% pay raise, which was not readjusted last year due to the Covid crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Airline pilots and flight attendants on Wednesday, November 24, decided to strike indefinitely starting next Monday.

According to the National Union of Airline Flight Workers (SNA) - which represents flight crew (not ground staff) employees of Gol, LATAM, Azul, ITA, Voepass and LATAM Cargo - 50% of workers should stop every day, to keep part of the flights operating.

The workforce is demanding a 15% increase in wages, which were not readjusted last year due to the crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Also according to the union, the airlines proposed a 3% increase.

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