After “lengthy and intense negotiations,” KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has inked an agreement in principle covering a new three-year labor deal with pilots union Vereniging Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers (VNV). KLM said the agreement will deliver 4% productivity gains and will “contribute significantly” toward Air France-KLM’s Perform 2020 objectives. The new terms, which will be backdated to Jan. 1 and run until Dec. 31, 2017, will now be voted on by VNV’s ...

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