The cabin crew of EasyJet in Portugal have given a strike notice for the next 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April.
In the communication sent to members, the management of the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) states that the measure arises due to the “impasse” in the negotiations and what it says is “the intransigent and incomprehensible posture” of the air carrier.
The advance notice of the strike, already sent to the company and to official entities, follows the workers’ meeting that took place on March 9, and in which the union was mandated to resort to the strike if deemed necessary.
The SNPVAC also says that “a parliamentary round was held, in order to expose the current situation of EasyJet crew members to political parties”.
In the communiqué issued after that meeting, and during which the proposal presented by the company was rejected, the SNPVAC advanced that it would “take all necessary steps to safeguard the interests of its members” and defended that it was “legitimate” to fight “so that its lost purchasing power since 2019 is restored”, so that “all the provisions” of the company agreement in force are complied with, punctually and scrupulously, “and so that its professional dignity is respected”.
On the part of the company, an official source stated that it was committed “to working constructively” with workers’ representatives “to address their concerns with the aim of signing a sustainable agreement”.