Friday, 24 August 2018

KLM and pilots union VNV agree to mediation

KLM and the Dutch union VNV have jointly agreed to appoint ReulingSchutte, an agency specialised in business mediation, to act as a mediator in the ongoing negotiation process taking place between the two. 

 The airline says that as previous negotiations have failed to find a solution to the current employee dissatisfaction, mediation was a logical next step. "KLM considers this a logical and desirable subsequent step and as the ultimate opportunity to nonetheless reach an agreement," it said in a statement.

KLM also hopes that entering mediation with VNV will prevent the union from instigating further strike action. "The current collective labour agreement specifies that engaging a mediator should be given preference as the next step in the event of the parties failing to reach agreement." the carrier stated.