Alitalia attendants, pilots to strike Nov. 25by The Associated Press on Nov. 10, 2008, under Edge
Alitalia attendants, pilots to strike Nov. 25
ROME – Unions for Alitalia pilots and flight attendants have called a strike for Nov. 25.
The unions say it will be the first in a series of one-day strikes to protest a plan by Italian investors to rescue the ailing airline by laying off workers and cutting routes.
Alitalia’s bankruptcy administrator has warned against strikes, but the unions said in a statement Sunday that they also plan 14 days of walkouts between December and May.
The investors have made a binding offer to acquire Alitalia and hope a foreign airline will eventually come aboard as a partner. Some unions have agreed to the deal.