Alitalia reaches deal to avoid lay off for 1,900 workers: union
Alitalia planes are pictured before takeoff at the Fiumicino airport in Rome
MILAN (Reuters) - Alitalia's <CAITLA.UL> trade unions said on Friday they have reached a deal with the management to avoid lay off for 1,900 workers.
The agreement, announced in a statement by the FIT-CISL union, is part of the restructuring plan for the troubled carrier and a prerequisite for a tie-up with Etihad Airways.
The Abu Dhabi carrier entered in the final phase of due diligence for a possible investment by in the Italian airline at the beginning of February.
(Reporting by Stefano Bernabei; writing by Francesca Landini)