Brazil judge or­ders avi­a­tion unions to abort strike

The Pak Banker - - International -

BRASILIA: A Brazil­ian la­bor court judge or­dered avi­a­tion unions pre­par­ing a crip­pling pre-Christ­mas air­port strike Thurs­day to abort their ac­tion un­der threat of big fines.

Mil­ton de Moura Franca, pres­i­dent of the High La­bor Tri­bunal in Brasilia, is­sued the or­der just hours be­fore the stop­page was to take hold across all of Brazil's 65 pas­sen­ger air­ports.

In­vok­ing con­sti­tu­tional rights to free­dom of move­ment and a "free, fair and united so­ci­ety," De Moura Franca warned flight crew and ground staff unions to main­tain 80 per­cent of ser­vices un­der risk of 60,000 dol­lars a day in fines if they de­fied the or­der.

The unions had been plan­ning to try to bring air­ports to a stand­still Thurs­day af­ter talks with air­lines over pay rises broke down.

The unions are de­mand­ing a 15-per­cent pay rise in line with big prof­its Brazil's air­lines are reel­ing in. -Ap

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