Icelandair Fires All Flight Attendants, Will Replace Them With Pilots... But!
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July 21, 2020 - by www.onemileatatime.com
As reported by The Reykjavik Grapevine, Icelandair has fired all of its flight attendants, as the company will instead try to find "another party in the Icelandic labor market" to replace current employees.
As of July 20, 2020, and until further notice, Icelandair will use pilots to replace flight attendants, as they'll be focused on overseeing cabins:
The decision to fire all flight attendants comes after members of Icelandair's flight attendant union voted against a collective bargaining agreement about a year ago. Management and flight attendants have been unable to come to an agreement regarding wages and time off.
Icelandair executives claim they've done everything they can to meet the demands of flight attendants, describing the decision as "heavy but necessary." Meanwhile it's said that Icelandair management had been considering starting to negotiate with another union, which wasn't well received.
In response to Icelandair's decision to fire all flight attendants, the...