Icelandair and Flight Attendants Sign Agreement
An agreement was reached this morning in labor negotiations between Icelandair and flight attendants, mbl.is reports. The agreement between the Icelandic Cabin Crew Association and the airline is good through September 30, 2025.
“The agreement meets the set objectives of increasing productivity and flexibility for the Company and at the same time ensures competitive compensation for cabin crew members,” a statement from Icelandair Group reads.
Friday, the agreement will be presented to union members, who will subsequently vote on it online.
“Having signed a long-term contract with flight attendants is very enjoyable,” states Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason, “and this is an important part of the company’s financial restructuring and part of a plan to make it more competitive in the long term.”
Icelandair’s public offering begins Monday, and it was of utmost importance for the labor dispute to be over by that time.
According to a statement published by the Icelandic Cabin Crew Association, the union has with this agreement met the demands of Icelandair in this entirely new environment, making it possible for the airline to become more competitive and flexible.
Guðlaug Líney Jóhannsdóttir, who heads the Cabin Crew Association, states that the agreement involves, among other things, changes to rules regarding rest periods and shift work, which benefit the airline.
On the other hand, the association succeeded in defending numerous rights regarding job security, such as making sure job security increases the longer you have worked for the company.
Guðlaug states that having at last reached an agreement is a huge relief.