International Airlines Group’s Iberia pilots went on strike yesterday, grounding 150 flights in the first of 30 one-day strikes to protest against the start-up of low-cost carrier Iberia Express which is effectively designed to keep them all in a job in the long run….. Last week, Iberia petitioned a court to ban strikes by pilots and cabin crew planned over the next few months and to seek compensation for 12 days of strikes held between December and March. The strikes were briefly called off in March and pilots went into talks with the company, but negotiations broke down. Iberia estimates

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