The Association of Flight Attendants in Iceland (FFÍ) decided in a meeting yesterday that the association’s negotiation committee would organize a strike for Icelandair’s flight attendants. Wage discussions have not delivered any results.
FFÍ’s chairman, Sigrún Jónsdóttir, said members have lost their patience. Wage discussions began last November and the state negotiator has even been involved, but a satisfactory compromise has not been reached, Morgunbladid reports.
Pilots at Icelandair are also dissatisfied with their wages. Representatives of the Association of Icelandic Professional Pilots met with the airline’s representatives at the office of the state negotiator yesterday.
According to Örnólfur Jónsson, chairman of the association’s negotiation committee, another meeting will be held today. He said pilots are not prepared to announce a strike until Icelandair responds to their request of shorter job contracts, for one year only.