The pilots and the management of TAAG concluded this Tuesday, October 11, an agreement that led to the suspension of the strike that had been in force since last week.
After four days of strike, TAAG’s pilots reached an agreement with the state-owned company, the president of the Pilots Unions of Angola, Miguel Prata, announced.
TAAG’s pilots have been demanding better salary conditions and after several weeks of negotiations with the company they decided to go ahead with a 10-day strike movement.
Speaking to the Lusa news agency, Miguel Prata confirmed that they reached a “principle of agreement” with the company, stressing, however, that it was not the desired agreement.
“We didn’t reach an agreement on the amount that we wanted, but it is the only amount possible, that has been presented by the company”, he explained.
The union official also said that the pilots will fly again this Tuesday, stressing that it was urgent to find a solution for passengers, despite TAAG having created a contingency plan to safeguard customers.
TAAG is currently undergoing a restructuring process and the privatization of capital is one of the solutions to solve the financial problems of the public air transport company.