Last updated: 04:37 PM ET, Mon August 24 2015

Flight Attendants in the Czech Republic to Go on Strike

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | August 24, 2015

Flight Attendants in the Czech Republic to Go on Strike

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Delays and cancellations could plague Czech Republic airports at midweek, as flight attendants working for the country's national airline plan to walk off the job on Wednesday due to a pay dispute.

As reported by the Associated Press, flight attendants at Czech Airlines (CSA) have a three-day strike scheduled over low wages, according to union representatives.

The union did not say how many of the company’s cabin crew are going to be involved with the strike. They also commented that it is unclear how many flights will be impacted by the work stoppage.

In response, CSA officials released a statement to the AP claiming that the company “considers the strike illegal and is taking measures to prevent flight cancellations. Details of the plan were not given.”

A strike by the flight attendants could cause major headaches in the region, as CSA currently offers flights to 48 destinations in 24 countries during the summer months.

It’s worth noting that there were some recent ownership changes in the airline. The Czech Republic government sold a 44 percent stake to Korea Air in 2013, but still own around 20 percent of CSA.

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