Icelandair Pilots Sign New Wage Agreement

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Icelandair Pilots Sign New Wage Agreement

By Zoë Robert

Keflavík International Airport. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

Representatives of Icelandair pilots and the airline signed a short-term wage agreement at around 5 am this morning after negotiations which began at 11:30 am yesterday, ruv.is reports. The agreement runs until the end of September. A long-term agreement will be prepared in the meantime. 

The agreement is being presented to the airline's pilots who will vote on whether to accept it over the coming week. 

As of yesterday, a total of 90 flights as well as all flights to St. Petersburg this summer had been canceled due to the pilots strike. Many flights have also been delayed.

A legislative bill on declaring the strike by Icelandair pilots illegal following the collapse of negotiations between the airline and the Union of Icelandic Pilots last week was passed 32:14 by the Icelandic parliament on Thursday. Further delays and cancelations occurred due to pilots refusing to work overtime.

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