Breaking News Pakistan: Talks between the government and unions representing striking staff at the country’s flag-carrier airline ended in deadlock Wednesday.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots, crew and ground staff downed tools on Monday morning, demanding it scrap a proposed codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines, sack its managing director and reinstate colleagues put on leave.
The first attempt to negotiate a solution ended after two hours at Islamabad airport.
“The talks have failed, there is a complete deadlock,” union committee leader Suhail Baluch told reporters. “The strike will continue until the government agreed to our demands.”