LOT May Day Strike Called Off

April 30, 2018

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A strike at Polish airline LOT due to start on Tuesday May 1 has been called off after the airline got a court injunction to stop it.

The ZZPPiL union announced the strike last week starting on May Day, citing the lack of agreement with the airline after more than three years of negotiations over a pay claim.

LOT went to court on Friday, seeking an injunction to stop the strike, saying it was illegal. The court issued a temporary injunction, with a final ruling expected in about two weeks.

The Polish flag carrier said it was good news for passengers: “Labour Unions have called off illegal strike actions planned on May 1st. Therefore, all LOT flights will be operated according to the schedule,” a brief company statement said.

The unions will now picket LOT’s Warsaw headquarters from 06:00 (6am) on Tuesday, the head of the pilot union Adam Rzeszot said.

“In this way we are giving PM Mateusz Morawiecki time to adopt a stance on the social unrest in the company,” said Rzeszot.