The Air Europa pilots begin the second round of strike this Monday, called by the Sepla union for eight days this May and at the beginning of June, as a protest against the blockade in the negotiation of their collective agreement. The airline has canceled 14 scheduled flights this Monday, reports the EFE agency, which puts the suspensions at a total of 114 throughout all the days of mobilization.
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After the strikes at the beginning of the month, this new call for strikes will be extended during the days of May 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 and 30 and June 1 and 2, called by the Spanish Union of Airlines ( sepla).
The pilots’ union argues that the strike responds to the “tension and labor conflict generated by the directors of Air Europa” in the negotiation of the agreement, which also failed with the mediation of the Interconfederal Mediation and Arbitration Service (SIMA).
Sepla has denounced that the Air Europa pilots “feel discriminated against by the company” as they are the only group “affected by this way of acting by the company” and refuses to give in because this “would be irresponsible with regard to the professional and personal future of the group of pilots”, collects Europa Press.
114 flights canceled
Air Europa has canceled 14 flights from its schedule scheduled for this Monday, reports the EFE Agency, offering affected passengers the possibility of changing the date or destination or obtaining a voucher for the amount of the ticket.
Specifically, this Monday a round-trip flight from Madrid to Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, La Coruña, Málaga, Rome (Fiumicino) and Milan (Malpensa), respectively, as well as a round-trip flight between Barcelona and Palma, is cancelled.
In total, in the eight days of strikes, the canceled flights amount to a total of 114 and affect the national routes that link Madrid with Bilbao, La Coruña, Palma de Mallorca, Vigo or Malaga, and the international ones to Rome (Fiumicino). , Milan (Malpensa), Paris-Orly, Porto or Lisbon, in addition to the one that connects Barcelona and Palma.
In the first five days of the strike, as well as on June 1, the airline will stop operating 14 flights each day, while on May 30 the suspensions will reach 18 flights and, on the last day (June 2), cancellations will total 12.
The strike call is also immersed in a conflict over the minimum services decreed by the Government. Sepla is considering carrying out different strikes during the summer in all the airlines represented by the union, due to the “dissatisfaction” with the application of “abusive” minimum services by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agency in the current strikes of Air Nostrum and Air Europa.