Dawn agreement averts Copa pilots strike

 
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A MARATHON 20-hour meeting between the commercial pilots' union  (Unpac)  and Copa Airlines ended shortly  before dawn on Thursday, June 15, averting a strike by  1000, pilots.
An agreement was reached to sign a collective agreement governing relations between both parties until 2021.
The move ended nine months of negotiation and the strike call, scheduled for later in the day.
If no agreement had been reached, the Ministry of Labor had the power to declare arbitration, which would have extended negotiations for more than three months.
Copa Airlines connects daily to more than 70 destinations in 30 countries and each month moves more than 1.5 million travelers through its hub at Tocumen International Airport
The last proposal that the airline presented to the pilots - who claimed that their wages were some of the lowest in the region - included a wage increase of more than 17%, giving them an hourly rate above $75 reports La Prensa.



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waynematthews

Actually Sunday I saw the nephew at his fathers' house but I felt like it would be rude to just come out and ask about his raise. I am going the backdoor route stepson accountant has a friend who is an accountant for Copa. That was it does not present a problem for anyone. I will let you know when I find anything out.

4 years ago
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mhogan

Don't misunderstand; I'm not complaining about the pay they receive. When I fly COPA (or any airline), I don't want disgruntled crew in the cockpit. Was merely questioning the reporting.

4 years ago
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waynematthews

Like I said before my wife's nephew is a pilot for Copa I will have her check on the latest news......

4 years ago
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