Published On: Wed, Jan 28th, 2015

Dispute between American Airlines and local staff resolved

American AirlinesWILLEMSTAD - The labor dispute between American Airlines (AA) and a group of staff became so intense that it was brought before a judge. But ultimately, both parties came out together and reached an agreement yesterday.

“We have a solution. AA has accepted our proposal. The employees will be paid until January 31 and they will receive a compensation. They agreed to this proposal,” said lawyer Bertie Braam representing the seven employees. However, the airline cannot guarantee that workers will be employed at Swissport, which has taken over the ground and passenger handling for the American Airlines last December. “My clients can live with this deal and everyone is happy.”

On January 16, the termination request for the seven employees of AA was handled in the court of Justice, where both parties have advocated their standpoint. The judge asked the parties if they would come together and try to find a solution. They succeeded yesterday.

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