Hi everyone, it is well known that Iberia is undergoing a major crisis that is affecting its own future, after the announcement to cut down 4.500 jobs.
Recently newspapers in Spain have reminded of the salaries that IB staff earn, around 200.000€ a year for pilots and 74.000€ in average for cabin crew, among other advantages earned over the years, one of the main reasons for IB poor economics according to the management
Article in spanish only - sorry
La Vanguardia - Salaries 4 times higher than a "low cost"
It is also a well known "tradition" the seasonal strikes that IB cabin staff, pilots, ground crew call every year in Spain at the very peak holiday periods (Easter, August, Christmas) to allegedly protect their labour rights and also obtain more benefits and advantages, which in view of the above, seem a bit out of the market
Not sure about what conditions do other mainstream airlines staff enjoy (not talking about low cost carriers), but IB may well have the worst salary vs quality of service ratio!
Anyway that is my (biased) view of course, any others?