This morning the Cockpit Workers Association (APTA) announced that many of LATAM Argentina’s workers would go on strike tomorrow. Due to last 24 hours, the strike will begin at midnight on February 1st and could disrupt the plans of thousands of travelers in the middle of peak holiday season.
The decision comes after ‘exhausting every possible option in a lengthy negotiating process’, according to a statement from APTA (pictured below). ‘LATAM Argentina’s continual disregard for the rules established between the airlines and the aviation workers association’ significantly contributed to the decision; the union highlighted the fact that LATAM backtracked on signing an agreement to improve wages last year despite having previously agreed to its terms.
Travelers who might be affected by the strike can check the status of flights on the Aeropuertos Argentina 2000’s official website, for details on domestic and international flights. To keep updated on the strike keep an eye on APTA’s Facebook account.