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The famous "airplane" Company today begins strike

September 6 2008
10:39

In the U.S., union workers aircraft construction giants - Boeing Company today began the strike. The action kicks off at 00:01 local time (11:01 across Moscow today.) The firm's management "showed disrespect for the best workers of the aerospace industry worldwide," - said the leader of the strikers, the chairman of the trade union Boeing Tom Vroblevski.

Originally, the planned strike was announced on September 4. The union went against the American authorities and prolonged negotiations on a new labor contract for another 48 hours, but in that time management and employees aviakontserna failed to reach a compromise.

Employees of Boeing's proposal is not satisfied with the company's management, which involves a new contract with employees for three years with an increase in wages on average by 11%. As expected, the strike will cover 25 thousand employees of the aviation industry complex in Washington state, and 2 thousand employees at facilities in other states. During the protest the supply of ready aircraft to customers and sales of spare parts will not be suspended.

In general, experts estimate that one day strike would cost aviakontsernu $ 100 million of deferred revenue, reports AP.

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