The Association of Airline Pilots (ASPA) agreed to a Request from federal Labor Secretary Roberto Campa to defer the work stoppage for 24 hours, meaning that it is now scheduled to begin at midnight on October 3.
The pilots union announced its members rejected the latest offer of a 5.25% pay increase over the course of the 2018-2020 contract, which is currently being negotiated.
Aeromexico has reportedly refused to offer more money and also says it will not end-the policy of having ‘A and B’ contracts for pilots.
The union has demanded that the airline stop the practice – which divides pilots into two pay categories depending on a variety of factors.
The issue could be more important than the amount of the salary increase in determining if
the 1,093 Aeromexico pilots proceed with a strike later this week.