EasyJet faces fresh strikes in August as pilots threaten to walk out

By Linsey McNeill
01/08/2022
Home » EasyJet faces fresh strikes in August as pilots threaten to walk out

EasyJet’s Spain-based pilots are threatening nine days of strike action in August unless the airline restores their pre-pandemic conditions.

Union SEPLA has announced three 72-hour strikes, starting next week.

Pilots will walk out on 12, 13, 14 August, again on 19, 20 and 21 August, and on 27, 28 and 29 August.

EasyJet said the strikes will affect its bases in Barcelona, Malaga and Palma in Majorca.

“We are disappointed with this action at this critical time for the industry,” the airline said in a statement, adding that negotiations with SEPLA are ongoing.

News of the threatened strike comes after easyJet resolved its dispute with its Spain-based cabin crew, following weeks’ of industrial action.

SEPLA said pilots had voted for strikes following six months’ of failed negotiations with the airline.

The union is demanding that easyJet re-establish pilots’ working conditions from before the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a new multi-year contract deal.

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