Chile's LAN Express airline has preliminary deal to avoid strike

martes 8 de abril de 2014 18:49 GYT

SANTIAGO, April 8 (Reuters) - Crew members of LATAM Airlines' Chilean unit agreed to a tentative contract on Tuesday, reducing the threat of a strike that had already caused the cancellation of more than 100 flights, the labor union representing the workers said.

The union said on its website that the accord would be presented to members on Wednesday for ratification.

"Although we are happy to have a preliminary deal that promises to improve the quality of our lives, it's not yet time to celebrate," said the statement. "The contract has yet to be reviewed and ratified." (Reporting by Antonio De la Jara; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)