Air New Zealand workers going ahead with strike before Christmas

Air New Zealand aircraft rear.

Mediation between Air New Zealand and the unions representing Air New Zealand engineering and logistics workers have yet to find a resolution. The unions have confirmed plans to strike for three full days on 21, 22, and 23 December, three of Air New Zealand’s busiest days.

The union E tu said it worked late on Monday night to try and reach an agreement that would meet the interests of both union members and the travelling public, however, a settlement has not been reached yet.

“The decision to issue strike notices was not taken lightly. While the bargaining team is trying hard to get a workable offer, the union members are steadfast in their commitment to taking industrial action if necessary,” said a representative for Aviation at E tu.