Seeking to make its new collective agreement effective, the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (Sepla) will request on April 3 the mediation of the Interconfederal Mediation and Arbitration Service (SIMA), in response to the unfeasibility of the proposals “to the loss” and the “immobile attitude” shown by the business management of Air Europa before the legitimate work of the group of pilots of the company, as announced this Saturday.
In this sense, Sepla has detailed in a statement that mediation is the last resort, which has led to contempt for the fiery protests shown by the airline Air Europa, before calling a strike. In addition, the union has indicated that the business proposal supposes a “material and objective loss” in its conditions, which is having a “negative” impact on the workers, generating an increase in labor tension within the collective.
The pilots have had a conciliatory and constructive mood
Sepla has also stressed that it does not understand how Air Europa “turns its back” on it after the conciliatory and constructive attitude that the pilots have shown with the company over the last ten years and, especially, in the pandemic.
In this sense, the union has regretted that the directors of Air Europa have ignored all those that have been shown by the pilots in favor of fair working conditions and a recovery of the loss of purchasing power that workers come to change.
From Sepla they have recorded that the pilots unanimously showed in the assembly held in February their full support for the Sepla union section, so that it take the necessary measures to defend the labor rights of workers.