June 10, 2023

The cabin crew unionized members of Iberia Categorical are set to strike between August 28 and September 6, which has led the regional service, a member of the Worldwide Airways Group (IAG) and department of Iberia, has preventively canceled 28 flights and activated a contingency plan.

Canceled flights

Iberia Categorical and its cabin crew members, unionized below the Unión Sindical Obrera, or USO, are at present within the midst of a negotiation for a brand new Collective Bargaining Settlement (CBA). Earlier this month, the cabin crew members introduced they might maintain a ten-day strike as a result of the airline was not negotiating with them in good religion nor making an attempt to enhance the labor situations.


Iberia Categorical will not be the one Spanish airline below the specter of industrial motion. Spain issued a warning this week that employees throughout the nation had been planning to strike, with 25 days of deliberate strikes.

On Saturday, Iberia Categorical introduced that to attenuate the strike’s results, the airline has preventively canceled 28 flights between August 28 and 31. Iberia Categorical provided alternate options to all impacted passengers, and 81% of them have already been rebooked, with 19% requesting a voucher or refund.

The airline added that 94% of passengers flying between the twenty eighth and thirty first will journey on flights protected by the minimal providers and won’t be affected by the strike. The airline continues to be evaluating operations for flights between September 1 and 6. It can announce additional capability impacts within the coming days.

Iberia Categorical has preventively canceled 28 flights and activated a contingency plan. Photograph: Iberia Categorical. 

That are the canceled providers?

As of August 2022, Iberia Categorical operates round 850 weekly flights, averaging 121.4 per day. The regional service operates providers throughout Europe, primarily to leisure locations equivalent to Palma de Mallorca and Gran Canaria. It makes use of a fleet of 23 plane, composed of 14 Airbus A320-200s and 9 Airbus A321-200s. Iberia Categorical’ base is the Madrid Barajas Worldwide Airport.

Iberia is planning to cancel three spherical flights to the Canary Islands, 4 to the Balearic Islands, three to Seville, three to Santiago, and one to Malaga. These canceled providers would have impacted 3,700 passengers, though 3,000 have already been rebooked on different Iberia Categorical, Iberia, or different airways’ flights.

These are the routes operated by Iberia Categorical. Photograph: Iberia Categorical.

The brand new CBA

The economic motion referred to as by the USO union is going down within the context of the negotiation of the II Collective Settlement for Cabin Crew Members. In accordance with Iberia, regardless of the corporate’s makes an attempt to achieve an settlement, because it has carried out with the CCOO union, USO has been growing its calls for till it has not been doable to satisfy them as a result of they had been disproportionate for the reason that sum of all of them would imply a rise within the wage price of over 26%, unacceptable to the corporate. The airline added,

“We’re very involved about USO’s fixed dedication to battle and confrontation, which has been everlasting for the reason that starting of the negotiations and has been the same old follow of this union within the sector. It’s really irresponsible and an abuse of the proper to strike to check with a brand new name when this one has not even begun.

If prolonged over time, the present scenario critically jeopardizes the raison d’être of the corporate and the way forward for all of us in it.”