Rafał Milczarski, president of Polish airline LOT, invited all employees and associates to a meeting on Tuesday at 1 pm to discuss the ongoing pay dispute. “There was a total of about 20 people at the meeting, there were no trade union leaders, even though they announced that they would attend,” said Adrian Kubicki, Director of the Corporate Communication Office.
On Monday, following Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s decision to dismiss the chairman of the airline’s supervisory board, trade unions cancelled a general strike that was planned for Tuesday. On Tuesday morning around 100 LOT pilots and crew congregated outside the airline’s Warsaw headquarters.
The dispute between the airline and trade unions relate to pay disputes following LOT’s restructuring in 2015. Trade union officials are also critical of the firm’s policy of using short-term contracts rather than offering permanent positions to employees.
The airline announced that the strike did not affect Tuesday’s schedule and that all flights operated as planned.