November 1, 2018 / 9:02 AM / a year ago

Strike at Polish airline LOT ends after deal agreed with unions

FILE PHOTO: A Polish Airlines LOT Embraer ERJ-175LR SP-LIM aircraft taxis to runway at the Chopin International Airport in Warsaw, Poland January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s national airline LOT [LOT.UL] said on Thursday a two-week strike had ended after management reached agreement with unions.

Unionized LOT employees began a strike on October 18 over changes to employment contracts and another factor was LOT’s dismissal of chief union representative Monika Zelazik from her job as flight attendant earlier this year.

“Strike at LOT ended with an agreement,” a LOT spokesman also said on Twitter.

Under the agreement, Zelazik will be reinstated and the unions will not be charged with the strike costs, LOT said. The management also pledged to start work on new salary terms.

Since the strike started LOT had laid some staff over work absences and canceled some flights.

Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko. Editing by Jane Merriman

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