By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 31 May 2013:
Cabin crew with Libyan Airlines are striking tomorrow (Saturday) in a dispute over pay that has . . .[restrict]been rumbling on for some months.
An announcement on their Facebook page apologised to passengers for the inconvenience that the action would cause passengers but insisted that cabin crew had been left with no other option. There was no indication of how long the strike would last.
Condemning what it called “the lack of credibility” on the part of the airline’s management, the web posting continued that the staff had been deceived by promises that the salary scales would be changed. The cabin crew maintained that they had given the management more time to resolve the issue, but nothing had changed and the company “continued to lie and deceive us”.
The cabin crew also called on other employees of the airline to join them in the strike, in order to change what the post called the “corrupt and deceptive “administration of the airline and to save it from bankruptcy.
It was not possible to contact the airline management this evening for comment.