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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Strike Ruled Illegal

MOSCOW -- A Moscow court ruled that a one-day strike scheduled for Dec. 12 by Aeroflot pilots and cabin crew was illegal, Itar-Tass reported.

The court said Tuesday that a labor conflict based on complaints over working conditions should be settled through negotiations and not by a work stoppage.

The pilots' and stewards' unions have accused Aeroflot managers of cutting staffing levels below the legal minimum in a bid to reduce costs, endangering flight safety.

The ruling means that any employees who choose to go ahead with the strike will be faced with administrative penalties or dismissal, Itar-Tass said.