Iberia Express employees, especially cabin crew, are organizing a 10-day strike to call management’s attention to the company’s poor working conditions.
The strike is expected to take place in Madrid between August 28 and September 6, 2022, according to the Spanish labor organization USO.
The union claimed in a statement issued on August 17, 2022, that the event aims to improve working conditions for 517 Iberia Express cabin crew employees, whose salaries have not changed in seven years despite a large increase in living expenses.
“USO shows its willingness to negotiate with the management of Iberia Express to call off the strike, but without neglecting that it is time to compensate the effort made by all the crew members to support the company during the pandemic,” the union statement said.
“We are very disappointed with the management of Iberia Express, who has shown no word or respect for the workers who have fought to keep the company afloat while they will receive millionaire benefits this summer. We trust that they will reconsider their proposals and land on the reality that surrounds their workers,” USO spokesperson Adriana Escauriaza said.
Iberia Express is one of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low-cost airlines. IAG recently announced that it has converted a loan and acquired a 20% share in Air Europa, another Spanish airline. The action ought to assist IAG in growing its hub in Madrid, where Iberia is headquartered.