Friday, August 28, 2009

Strike Hit Freight Airline Will Continue To Operate

Amerijet management prepared
Shipping News Feature

US - Cargo airline Amerijet International says that industrial action by its pilots and flight engineers will not affect its flight operations.

Management at the Fort Lauderdale carrier, which operates out of Miami to Latin America and the Caribbean, claims that they are fully prepared for the strike and that there will be no disruption to its services.

The action is to be taken by flight crew who claim that they have suffered five years of “bad faith bargaining” from the company.

In a statement the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), who represent the disgruntled staff, said that Amerijet were pushing its members into accepting an unfair pay settlement.

Pamela Rollins, Senior VP for Business Development at Amerijet, said that: “We are disappointed that IBT's inability to reach a fair agreement has resulted in their decision to strike.

“The demands were simply not justified in any respect, particularly given the current competitive and economic environment.”