EasyJet crew in Spain plan nine days of strikes in July

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EasyJet cabin crew primarily based in Spain have voted in favour of 9 days of strike motion in July.

Members of the Spanish USO union are planning three 72-hour walkouts in the course of the peak summer season season in a dispute over pay.

If it goes forward, the commercial motion would see tons of of the airline’s employees at its bases in Palma, Barcelona and Malaga participate within the strikes.

The trio of three-day walkouts would happen from 1 July, with one staged each two weeks.

The union is demanding a 40 per cent improve in cabin crew’s primary wage packet and stated it’s open to talks with Britain’s greatest funds provider.

An easyJet spokesperson stated: “We’re extraordinarily disillusioned with this motion as we’ve made appreciable progress in direction of a brand new collective labour settlement and so want to proceed a constructive dialogue with them.

“Ought to the commercial motion go forward there might be some disruption to our flying programme to and from Malaga, Palma and Barcelona in the course of the strike interval however at this stage, easyJet plans to function its full schedule and we want to reassure clients that we are going to do all the things attainable to minimise any disruption.”

It follows Spain-based Ryanair employees who’re members of the identical union plus the SITCPLA union voting in favour of two three-day stoppages – 24 June to 26 June and 30 June to 2 July.

Nevertheless, Ryanair has downplayed the strike, claiming that it has secured an settlement with CCOO, “Spain’s largest and most consultant union”, and stated it was “delivering enhancements for Spanish-based cabin crew and reinforcing Ryanair’s dedication to welfare”.

The low-cost provider claims that strikes by the “a lot smaller USO and SITCPLA unions are a distraction from their very own failures to ship agreements after three years of negotiations, and we consider that their strike calls won’t be supported by our Spanish crews”.

It follows easyJet’s announcement that it will be slicing tons of extra flights forward of time this summer season, in a bid to scale back on-the-day cancellations.

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