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SOURCE International Transport Workers’ Federation
LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 24th, LAN and TAM Airline union leaders from Argentina, Peru, and Chile will be meeting in Lima, in an effort to convince the company to provide decent working conditions for aviation workers of the LATAM Aviation Group.
A meeting will be held on June 24th, at the Ministry of Labor of Peru, with representatives of the company, and the leadership of the Peruvian mechanics union. The purpose of this meeting is to attempt to resolve the unfair labor conditions within the company, and prevent the legally sanctioned strike of LAN Peru that is scheduled to begin June 26th.
Union leaders from throughout South America will be present at the Ministry of Labor office in Lima, showing their support. Dina Feller, the International Coordinator of the ITF Network of LATAM Unions will be leading the delegation, which will include union leaders from Argentina and Chile.
LAN and TAM airline unions will continue to take lawful solidarity action this week in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina in support of strikes by LAN Peru mechanics and LAN Argentina flight attendants. Aviation labor conditions impact the quality of life of workers and potentially the high standards of service on flights.
LAN Peru Mechanics
On June 26th and 27th, a planned strike of the Peruvian mechanics' union (SITALANPE), which represents 70 percent of the workforce, is likely to affect flights in the country and the region. Licensed aviation mechanics are required to certify all aircraft.
LAN Argentina cabin crew
In Argentina, cabin crews have repeatedly suffered delays to their collective rights. Since 2005, when the company began operations in Argentina, LAN has refused to sign a collective agreement to regulate cabin crew working conditions.
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