By Olfa Andolsi.
Tunis, 18 May 2017:
Morale is plunging among airline workers thanks to delayed pay and poor working conditions unions warned today.
The General Union of Air Transport which represents ground staff and the unions looking after the interests of fight and cabin crew in Afriqiyah, Libyan Airlines and Buraq have said that their members felt isolated and were not being motivated because their pay was late and their health and pension entitlements were being undermined.
The Presidency Council has set up a committee to try and sort out the problems with the state airlines. The unions met today to formulate their submissions to that committee.
There was also apparent concern at the attempted emergence of new unions in the industry. Today’s meeting noted with approval the decision by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company, the owner of all three state airlines, to block attempts to set up rival workers’ bodies.