Strike threat at LATAM Airlines' Chile unit pushed back

April 2, 2015 6:27 PM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The union representing cabin crews at LATAM Airlines' Chilean unit have asked for government mediation in contract talks, pushing back the threat of a strike at the region's largest carrier to late next week from as early as Monday.

The 881-member union at LAN Express, which mostly covers routes within Chile and also has some flights to other South American destinations, rejected LATAM's contract offer earlier this week and had set a strike date for April 6 if a deal was not reached by then.

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