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Moz national airline crew go on strike

2012-11-19 07:59

Maputo - Pilots and crew members at Mozambique's national airline have gone on a one-day strike, grounding the carrier.

Linhas Aerrreas de Mocambique Ltd flights out of Mozambique's capital Maputo had been stopped on Sunday by the strike. Workers told journalists that they wanted higher wages and better working conditions.

Joao de Abreu, an official with the state-owned airline, said international flights on Sunday to Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe had been cancelled over the strike.

Late on Sunday night, negotiator Paulo Napoleao said workers struck a deal with the airline to resume flights on Monday. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The European Commission banned Mozambican airlines last year from flying from Europe, citing a lack of technicians to implement safety rules.

Comments
  • John - 2012-11-19 08:51

    I'm sure there are many willing souls in Maputo to wind up the elastic bands

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-11-19 12:59

    A few years hence the route to Europe from SouthernAfrica (SA) may well include an unavoidable sea leg, perhaps to the Faulklands or St Helena!!!!!

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-11-19 14:28

    I wish AP will teach their correspondents and translators correct English and that N24 will exercise a bit of language control. "Joao de Abreu, an official with the state-owned airline, said international flights on Sunday to Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe had been cancelled over the strike." It is not "over the strike" it is due to or because of the strike.

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