Airline staff announce 15 days of strikes

By , February 7, 2013 3:50 pm
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Staff at Iberia, the Spanish airline owned IAG, by the same parent company as British Airways, have announced 15 days of strikes in protest against the company’s plan to make 23% of the airline’s workforce redundant.

IAG have stated that the 4,500 redundancies are necessary to if the Iberia is to survive as an airline.

The industrial action which will be taken by ground staff and cabin crew will take place from February 18-22, March 4 -8 and March 18-22.

Travel insurance cover for strikes and industrial action

If your flight is affected by the planned strike action you may be covered under the travel delay and abandonment section of your travel insurance, so long as you booked your flight and bought your insurance before the strike dates were announced.

The travel delay section of a travel insurance policy usually pays a fixed benefit, anything from £10 to £30 for every 12 hours that you are delayed, after an initial delay of at least 12 or 24 hours.  The benefit is designed to help you cover the cost of additional food and drink expenses whilst you wait at the airport.

Many travel insurance also provide abandonment which would enable you to abandon your holiday and make a claim for the cost after a delay of more than 12 or 24 hours.

 

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