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Old 10th Nov 2017, 15:07
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Medellinexpat
 
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Excuse the translation - source El Colombiano. Note interestingly Avianca haven't said anything at this point.

'The Ombudsman, Carlos Alfonso Negret, and captain Jaime Hernández, president of the Colombian Association of Civil Aviators, Acdac, announced the minutes of agreement on the lifting of the cessation of activities of the unionized pilots, whose work will resume this Monday.
"It is the will of the pilots of Avianca, affiliated to Acdac, to resume work as of Monday to prevent the continuation of the traumatisms in the airline operation of the airline," said the captain from the headquarters of the Defensoría in Bogotá.

In the letter, which was read by the Ombudsman, the entity indicated that the pilots would be returning to work within a maximum period of 72 hours. "The Ombudsman's Office will accompany the return to the activities of the pilots, co-pilots, instructors, route inspectors and unionized facilitators and will watch over their legal and constitutional rights," the six-point statement signed by the two parties reads.
So far no pronouncement of the airline against the announcement of ending the strike of pilots for more than 50 days, which reduced the operation of Avianca by more than 50%, with more than 400,000 passengers affected by the cancellation of nearby of 13,000 flights.
The losses of the company also suffered a major setback, because for each day of cessation of activities Avianca stopped receiving 2.5 million dollars, which to date could amount to about 127.5 million dollars.'
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