Strike ends at Mexico’s Click airline


MEXICO CITY (TVLW) – A two-day strike at Mexico’s low-cost airline Click ended on Monday after flight attendants got a 4.74 percent salary increase and other benefits, a union source told Reuters.

“The strike is over,” said the source from the flight attendants’ union, which has about 155 members.

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The strike, which started on Saturday and affected some 7,000 passengers, was triggered after Click said it wanted to revise pay and contracts once every two years, while flight attendants wanted annual revisions.

The walk-out affected more than 112 daily flights. Click, owned by Mexicana airline, operates 17 airliners covering 26 mostly national routes, although it also flies to Havana.

Some of Click’s passengers were picked up by other national airlines.

Mexico opened the door to new no-frills airlines like Click as it started privatizing its airline industry in 2005 to end years of inefficiency and a virtual monopoly by state-owned carriers Mexicana and Aeromexico.

Mexicana was sold to hotel chain Grupo Posadas in 2005.