LAN Peru mechanics avert strike

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LAN Peru mechanics have stepped down from a threat to strike after agreeing to a new contract.

Represented by union SITALANPE, the mechanics agreed to a four-year collective agreement, say union representatives.

The mechanics had threatened to go on strike on 26-27 June but postponed it as the union held further discussions with the carrier. The union says the new agreement "ushers in improvements in salaries and working conditions".

LAN Argentina cabin crew, however, are now threatening to strike. The union representing this workgroup says the cabin crew have been working under different contracts, and is calling for a collective work agreement.

LAN Peru and LAN Argentina are part of the LATAM Airlines Group. A LATAM spokesman declines to comment on the cabin crew's strike threat.