BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Airlines have to pay compensation to passengers for delays caused by wildcat strikes that result from management decisions, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday.
Several cases were brought to the EU’s Court of Justice after German airline TUIfly said a 2016 wildcat strike – one not formally initiated by a trade union – was an extraordinary event, and so it was not liable to compensate for delays.
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The strike followed the company’s announcement of a restructuring plan.
EU regulation gives passengers on a delayed flight the right to compensation of up to 600 euros ($745), depending on the distance of the flight.
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Airlines are exempt from paying this if they can show there were “extraordinary circumstances” which they could not have...
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