Eleven Icelandair pilots decided yesterday to cancel their resignations after the leader of the Association of Icelandic Airline Pilots (FÍA), Jóhannes Bjarni Gudmundsson, reached an agreement with Icelandair CEO Jón Karl Ólafsson.
About 100 people attended a meeting organized by FÍA at Grand Hotel in Reykjavík last night to discuss the situation of Icelandic Icelandair pilots losing their jobs while the airline’s daughter company is hiring foreign pilots for projects overseas, Morgunbladid reports.
FÍA considers it a violation of the pilots’ wage agreement and 11 pilots had decided to resign in protest. Shortly before the meeting Gudmundsson and Ólafsson reached an agreement which the attendees of the meeting approved. It was not revealed what the agreement included.
“The attendees were relatively satisfied with the agreement as a temporary solution,” Gudmundsson said. “These discussions have the purpose of securing Icelandair’s continued operations with foreign rental aircrafts with the aid of Icelandair’s pilots.”