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Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots end strike

by AP
16 Sep 2011 at 13:52hrs | Views
The head of Zimbabwe's state airline says pilots have ended their third strike in 10 months but that service has yet to resume because no one has booked a flight.

Air Zimbabwe chief executive Innocent Mavhunga said on Friday the airline resolved its salary dispute with pilots after it got a bailout from the transport ministry. He refused to disclose the amount. The strike lasted six weeks.

But he said that no flights were likely to resume on Friday because the sudden end of the strike was not widely known.

The heavily indebted airline's 49 pilots have been on strike three times in the past 10 months, demanding more than $9m in unpaid salaries and allowances.

Source - Ap