Business is back to normal for Croatia Airlines after cabin crew staff yesterday ceased strike action after reaching an agreement with the airlines board. Tuesday’s news follows Monday’s news when the airlines pilots announced they would also stop strike action.
Croatia Airlines cabin crew and pilots were on strike for 7 days after a stalemate in their new collective agreement negotiations, causing dozens of flights to be cancelled and costing the airlines millions in lost revenue. The workers would not agree to salary cuts or reduced leave entitlement.
Croatia Airlines is currently going through restructuring in an effort to resurrect the loss-making national carrier before Croatia enters the European Union. Until now it had largely survived on government subsidies, but that will no longer be allowed from 1 July when Croatia becomes an EU member state.