LOT strike ends
PR dla Zagranicy
National air carrier LOT Polish Airlines and striking workers have arrived at an agreement, ending a protest over pay and conditions after two weeks.
A Boeing 787-8 plane in LOT Polish Airlines livery. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Pingstone/Public Domain
Strikers, who stopped working in protest against the dismissal of cabin crew trade union leader Monika Żelazik, will see her return to work along with all other workers who were sacked disciplinarily during the strike.
Strikers will also not be held financially responsible for losses to the company, and they have agreed to take part in determining changes to LOT's pay rules.
A number of LOT cabin crew and pilots started a strike on October 18 citing Żelazik's sacking as the main reason but LOT cabin crew and pilots have been demanding better conditions for months.
A pay decision dating back to 2013 put a freeze on hiring to permanent positions, which means new staff are not entitled paid sick or holiday leave.