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Comair pilots agree on deal to avert holiday weekend strike, union leaders say

Comair pilots agree on deal to avert holiday weekend strike, union leaders say

Union leaders representing Comair pilots agreed to postpone the deadline for reaching a consensual wage-cutting deal, averting the possibility of a holiday weekend strike.
The 1,500 pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association had authorized union leaders to call a strike if Comair throws out their contract and imposes wage cuts and other concessions on them, which Comair had been ready to do Saturday. Comair says it needs the concessions to emerge from bankruptcy.
Union spokesman Paul Denke said leaders agreed Thursday night to a deferral until Feb. 2 and both sides will continue to negotiate. The agreement also leaves pilot pay at its current level during the deferral period.
"It's good news for the traveling public," said Denke.
Comair spokeswoman Kate Marx said the company, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, agreed to the deferral as a way to continue working toward a consensual labor agreement. The airline's pilots fly 795 daily flights to about 100 cities throughout North America.
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Updated : 2021-03-09 15:02 GMT+08:00