SPEEA Opens Contract Talks with Boeing for 18,500
Negotiations between the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, and The Boeing
Company begin Tuesday, with both sides hoping there won't be a
repeat of the machinists strike. That job action idled much of
Boeing for weeks and threatened to put a dent in the company's
burgeoning bottom line.
Engineers Furious At Plans To Outsource Maintenance
More than 600 Air New Zealand mechanics, told their jobs are in
jeopardy because of the airline's plans to outsource heavy
maintenance work, were set to protest Saturday's arrival of the
company's first Boeing 777 Saturday.