The Norwegian Workers Unions (UNEN) will exclusively serve the interests of the low-cost airline's staff in Argentina. The decision, signed by Production and Labour Minister Dante Sica, was published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday. UNEN's leader is Alejandro Botana.
The decision was met with anger by the country's traditional airline unions.
"The government is trying to create poles in the union movement with the aim of weakening the labour movement in general, through the destruction of unions' representational system, and of aeronautic unions in particular", the head of the Airline Pilots Association (APLA), Pablo Biró, told news portal LetraP.com
In January, the government gave the green light to the FlyBondi Unionised Workers Association, following a series of ugly and public disputes with the country's six traditional unions. It included strikes and massive delays at the country's metropolitan airports.