World Bulletin / News Desk
Workers at Spanish flag carrier Iberia will hold five straight days of strike action in the second half of February after failing to come to an agreement with management over job cuts, a labour union spokesman said on Friday.
"It will be at least five consecutive days, but the date hasn't been set yet, it will be in the second half of February," he said.
Unions representing Iberia's ground and cabin crews rejected a fresh proposal by management on job and salary cuts on Thursday, before a deadline for agreement, and said they planned to strike.
The International Airlines Group, comprised of British Airways and loss-making Iberia, had offered to reduce job cuts at the Spanish airline by 30 percent to 3,147 and to lower wage reductions.
Iberia, which has suffered periodic strikes since it announced the creation of budget arm Iberia express, has estimated it loses 1 million euros ($1.4 million) for every day crews strike.
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