Teamsters concerned by LATAM Airlines Mechanics issues

The Teamsters has expressed solidarity with trade unions in the ITF (International Transport Workers´ Federation) LATAM network, which represents 23,000 LATAM Airlines workers in seven countries, the organization said.

The ITF LATAM network revealed in a recent survey, 80 percent of LATAM maintenance technicians in Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Colombia reported having witnessed increasing numbers of incidents or problems with aircraft.

The reports from this survey come at a time when the company is operating at full capacity during the Olympic Games in Brazil, increasing traffic by more than 300 additional flights.

The survey was carried out at the request of the trade unions of aeronautical technicians in the ITF LATAM network, with the aim of identifying the areas of greatest impact produced by the changes in procedures, new programs and budget cuts that LATAM Airlines is implementing.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.