easyJet has already had to cancel thousands of flights in recent weeks due to a shortage of staff at Gatwick, affecting millions of British tourists. A Spanish union called USO called the company’s Spanish flight attendants to go on strike for nine days in July over previously disputed wage increases, BBC.
The USO has been in talks with EasyJet since July to hire cabin crew, but the union now says it is “at an impasse”. For this reason, it has announced 24-hour strikes throughout the month of July, which will greatly affect Spanish and British tourists.
Trade unionists working at the airports of El Prat, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca from 1 to 3 July, from 15 to 17 July. and 29-31. The union said they were on strike.
Miguel Galan, union secretary at easyJet Malaga said:
Flight attendants want a 40 percent increase in base salary.
He added that the salaries of Spanish flight attendants are much lower than those of their French or German counterparts. According to the union, Spanish EasyJet employees receive a basic monthly salary of 950 euros (374,834 HUF), which does not include bonuses or bonuses.
Miguel Galan said the USO, which claims to represent 80 percent of easyJet’s 450 employees in Spain, is still hoping to reach an agreement with management to avoid strikes.
The life of British tourists has become very bitter due to the turmoil of the airport these days. On Monday, easyJet said it would cancel flights between July and September as flights were reduced at Gatwick Airport during the height of summer due to staff shortages. Also on Monday, about 30 flights at Heathrow, carrying up to 5,000 passengers, were canceled due to baggage handling problems.
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