Adria Tehnika calls off planned strike


Employees at aircraft maintenance company Adria Tehnika have called off a planned strike for today after the in-house trade union struck a deal with the management to continue negotiating on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Polish-owned company will extend the terms of the previous collective agreement, cancelled at the end of 2016, until the end of the year, in order for a new deal to be negotiated. Employees claimed that the planned new bargaining agreement would have significantly reduced worker rights. The CEO of Adria Tehnika, Maksimiljan Pele, previously said the company plans for stable growth in 2017. "This year will see us add 25 new employees, along with the implementation of some process improvement activities. The aim of this is to further improve our quality, flexibility and efficiency. These areas are key elements and ones that really matter to customers. Our focus is to grow as indicated in our guideline: 'The only way is up!’. We wish to further grow our airframe base maintenance, line maintenance, engineering services and training and to expand our customer base. We are also exploring the possibility of adding another aircraft type to our capability, but no decision has been made yet".