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Commenting on today’s announcement of strike dates at Spanish national airline Iberia, Gabriel Mocho, civil aviation secretary of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) said: “The fingerprints of Willie Walsh (CEO of IAG, the parent group of Iberia and British Airways) are visible in the breakdown in talks that led to this declaration. Orders from above have clearly denied Iberia the freedom to achieve a joint negotiated plan with unions to secure a profitable future for the airline.”