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Cabin Crew Follows Pilots’ Example

Members of the Icelandic Cabin Crew Association (FFÍ) met yesterday to discuss recent mass resignations at Icelandair. The attendees agreed on a resolution saying they would not work overtime, following the example of Icelandair’s pilots.

“There is a great solidarity within the group,” head of FFÍ Sigrún Jónsdóttir told Morgunbladid, adding there had been a good atmosphere during yesterday’s meeting. About 160 of 605 cabin crew workers listed at Icelandair attended the meeting.

Jónsdóttir said FFÍ members had discussed possible counter measurements with Icelandair’s board for those who have not been made redundant, like being offered a vacation, paid or unpaid, or reduced working hours between December and March.

FFÍ and Icelandair hope the situation will improve from April 2008 onwards.

Icelandair CEO Jón Karl Ólafsson met with the airline’s pilots yesterday and said after the meeting that he did not expect further cancellations of Icelandair flights because of the dispute on wages between pilots and the airline’s board.

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