Tripoli, 18 June 2013;
Libyan Airlines resumed flights yesterday after cabin crews called off a strike . . .[restrict]which started two days earlier. The strike caused severe disruption in air travel, with domestic and international flights cancelled, according to the Libyan news agency LANA, citing official media sources in the Libyan Ministry of Communications and Transport.
The same source added that the airline had agreed to respond to the strikers’ demands regarding increase in their salaries and improvement of their working conditions. The director of Libyan Airlines’ operations management, Mustafa Hussein, confirmed to LANA that the strike had caused not only chaos and disruption to travellers plans but also major financial losses for the carrier.
There are as yet unconfirmed reports that in response to the strike, Libyan Airlines also formed a steering committee, approved by employees in Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha, that will run the company until a new board of directors and a new General Manager is appointed. [/restrict]