Air Europa has canceled 12 flights this Sunday due to the call for a strike by the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (Sepla) in all the bases and work centers of the airline in Spain, strikes that will last until next Sunday, May 2. July, adding 145 cancellations in the whole of the two weeks of protest.
These new strikes are added to those that took place during the first week of May as well as those of the two preceding weeks, which as a whole caused the cancellation of 182 flights.
As denounced by Sepla, the strike has returned despite the fact that the company and the pilots reached an agreement in principle on June 8 by which the labor dispute was unblocked but that was not respected by the management of Air Europa.
In this regard, the union regretted that the pre-agreement, which separated the salary update from the transfer of labor rights included in the IV Collective Agreement, “vanished” the following day when the company presented a different document in which it did link the salary update with the resignation of part of the labor rights acquired.
For Sepla, “it is going to be very difficult to trust again the business management that, with its lack of scruples, has regressed to its position of the month of March” in the negotiation of the new agreement.
Alternatives for affected passengers
For affected passengers, the airline offers them the possibility of flying within 30 days after the date of their original flight and on the same route; on another route to another destination operated by Air Europa, within 3 days before or after the original date of your flight; or save the amount of the ticket to use it as a credit in a future purchase for any destination operated by the company.
On the other hand, Sepla denounced the “abusive setting” of minimum services by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.