Ocho vuelos cancelados y 46 retrasados en el tercer día de huelga de EasyJet

Eight flights canceled and 46 delayed on the third day of the EasyJet strike

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On the third day of the strike, out of a total of nine, the cabin crew (TCP) of EasyJet in Spain it eight flights have been canceled and delayed another 46 until 7:00 p.m. this Sunday.

This is clear from the data provided by USO, the union that has called these strikes for the days July 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31 at the airports of Malaga, El Prat and Palma de Mallorca.

Of the eight cancellations, five have had Malaga as origin or destination, two have had Palma de Mallorca as origin or destination and another has corresponded to a flight between London (Gatwick) and Paris (Charles deGaulle)

The airport of Barcelona has suffered six delays in departures and another six in arrivals, while the Malaga aerodrome has experienced nine delays in departures and another five in arrivals and that of Palma de Mallorca, ten and ten, respectively.

The general secretary of USO at Easyjet, Miguel Galán, has indicated that “Easyjet is trying to operate the returns of flights canceled at origin with foreign crew”, a practice that it “copied” from the low-cost airline Ryanairand against which it will take the appropriate measures.

“We have evidence of crew members from several countries that have operated these flights, community ones such as the French, or non-community, British,” Galán assured.

The general secretary of USO in Easyjet has been “satisfied with the high level of follow-up of a strike that between the Ministry of Transport and the company wanted condemn to absolute silence and failure, with minimum “abusive” services decreed from Transport” of up to 57% and translated into 100% by Easyjet.

However, Galán has indicated, “its poor planning, by decreeing the flights, but not notifying all the crew members, has allowed some of us to go on strike, and this has been demonstrated with the cancellation of at least twenty-four flights when it seemed that we could not stop at any.

He recalled that “Easyjet got up from the table before the strike without offering a single euro increase for 2022while signing an impressive and advantageous agreement with the union representatives of our colleagues based in Germany”.

Galán has pointed out that Spain is at the bottom of Easyjet base wages in Europe, with 950 euros, in Portugal they are charging 1,183 euros, in Italy 1,395 and in France and Germany they are around 2,000.

“We are not asking for an immediate comparison with France or Germany, but we are a substantial rise that allows us to get closer to the salaries of our own company”, he added.

USO and Easyjet are scheduled for two new meetings this week; on the 6th at the negotiating table of the agreement and on the 7th, at the Mediation and Arbitration Service (SIMA). “We go with the best disposition, but the company has to be serious and make an offer“Galán has warned.

The Easyjet strike is coinciding in time with the one called by the USO together with Sitcpla at Ryanair, which was announced yesterday twelve more days of stoppages until the end of July at the end of another six days without the company wanting to sit down to negotiate a collective agreement that has been blocked for months.

The six-day strike by cabin crew Ryanair 215 canceled flights with origin or destination in Spain and more than 1,255 delays have been settled.

The new strike days at Ryanair will take place on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in the ten Spanish airports where Ryanair operates -Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Girona, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca-.

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