Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New pay agreement for Aeromexico flight attendants

Aeroméxico logoFlight attendants at Aeroméxico have agreed to a new pay and benefits package that includes a 4.5% raise. This amount was a compromise: earlier the airline had offered 4.25%, while the flight attendants initially had asked for a 5% raise in salary. The new pay package, announced on June 1, 2008, "will cut benefits like parking and dry cleaning payments and subsidized uniforms," according to a Reuters article about the agreement.

Privately owned Aeroméxico, the largest airline in Mexico, employs some 1,500 flight attendants. The flight attendants' union had threatened to strike if a new pay agreement had not been reached by June 1, 2008.