At the request of the ANAC (National Civil Aviation Administration), the government decided that this Wednesday afternoon it will dictate Mandatory mediation to avoid 48 hours of workstop called for this Thursday and Friday by pilots, APLA and UALA's guild against what they condemn is "alienation" of the activity that the government promotes.
It remains to know what the guilds will do when crossing the government. In fact, Pablo Biró, the Secretary General of APLA, who led the bar in the announcement of the force measure commented bugle: "It's not appropriate for them to dictate the settlement", He doubted, even though he did not argue why. But he added: "They will see what our lawyers do if they dictate it."
It is worth mentioning that if it responds and does not comply with the Union will considered to be in default and could be the target of very expensive penalties and fines. Without remembering Truckers this year faced a lawsuit run by the government in order to disregard a mandatory conciliation procedure: the fine was 1.042 million pesos, even though the Court decided on the fund.
The conflict was born of Resolution 895/2018, which was published on 22 November. According to ANAC, "aims to streamline the procedures for habilitation of foreign flight instructors. Currently, 28 foreigners are qualified, all instructors with proven experience and training to instruct other pilots who represent a 1.5% of the total number of pilots of air lines in the country, which is Argentinean (1766) ".
But pilots, APLA and UALA, who called a 48-hour strike yesterday, do not see it. It was Pablo Biró, Secretary General of APLA and who plays in Frente Sindical for the national model that contains many guild leaders K, which explained: "There is a clear attempt to clarify and destroy Argentinian employment and thus the level of security in aviation, we will stop for 48 hours as a first measure." He continued: "We have narrowing of routes, fleets, disconnection of pilots. Commercial aviation policy has been a mistake. In this context, ANAC confirms the licenses for foreign pilots to replace us. Some of them so brutally that they do not speak Spanish. "And contrary to what ANAC says, he told this newspaper that there are already pilots working on Flybondi and Norwegian.
The level of excitement reached such a point that Biró in the public has labeled transport minister Guillermo Dietrich as "corrupt" and Tomás Insausti as head of ANAC.
The Minister forbade the unit of measurement for a "policy" issue":" The union will cause major damage to airlines, will hurt the Argentine aviation market and take passengers in hostages because of this completely irrational attitude, "said Dietrich.
Meanwhile, the leader commented on ANAC, Tomás Insausti bugle: "This question about the ANAC resolution is a new excuse to stop before Flybondi's arrival or El Palomar airport, and now it's because of licenses." The truth is that there was no change in policies. "
For the unions, this new conflict is not an isolated event. They claim that "the government goes on with policies that break strikes or defeat the power of the Union". They point out, for example, that Flybondi can self-service ramp service that avoids service from the state of Intercargo. Extending last week for 30 days, the authorization for Air Force and Air Force Police performs ramp and platform tasks. In return, Airlines wants to renegotiate the collective agreements.