Unions of the Spanish airline Iberia decided Monday to cancel the six-day strike on 14 and 17 to 21 December, for protesting against the restructuring plan and the removal of 4. 500 jobs, said the union UGT. "As this is a battle that will be long, we unions are agreed not to call a strike during the Christmas period" for "do not disturb" travelers, told the AFP, a spokesman for the union UGT. According to him, "it is possible that there is a strike after Christmas and the beginning of the year, but what is certain is that until King Day January 6 mages, no" , Manuel Atienza assured, adding that a meeting would take place on Tuesday on the issue. "The government has asked us not to strike in these dates. So we agreed to cancel the strike days" provided for "not to complicate the lives of people for whom life is sufficiently complicated that moment," added Jorge Carrillo, the secretary of the organization of the airline industry to CCOO. This decision was taken despite the failure of a meeting between management and unions. "The disagreement was total. We made a proposal for negotiations on a sustainability plan instead of a decommissioning plan submitted by the Iberia direction. It was impossible," said Manuel Atienza. "We made a proposal which can be summarized in four points" and commitments, said Jorge Carrillo: "Do not break up the company until 2021, do not reduce the workload of Iberia, applying the conditions of social current and future plans for the company until 2017. " On this basis, the unions are willing to "make sacrifices," he added. The direction of Iberia welcomed the lifting of the strike "should be a first step on the path of dialogue necessary." "Iberia hope that in the future there will be recourse to dialogue and negotiations before calling strikes that inflict serious damage to the company and the customers," she added in a statement. Spanish airline, British Airways associated with within IAG, announced Nov. 9 the deletion of 4. 500 jobs, nearly a quarter of its workforce, a plan immediately dismissed as a "brutal attack" by the unions. The plan also calls for wage cuts of 25-35%. Putting pressure on the unions, IAG has set January 31 deadline for reaching an agreement on the plan and warned against "cuts heavier and more radical reduction in the size of operations Iberia" if no agreement was obtained. These job losses in a leading company in Spain are a blow to the country mired in crisis and unemployment has surpassed the third quarter, the figure of 25%. In addition to the job cuts, the restructuring plan – which aims to recover in particular the segment loss of short-and medium-haul – provides for a 15% reduction in the capacity of the Spanish company that will focus on its routes most and cost reduction in the number of aircraft 25 units. In financial terms, the goal of the group is to allow Iberia to stem its losses by mid-2013.