Air Europa has canceled this Monday another 14 flights for tomorrow Tuesday for the second of the eight days of strike of its pilots, the same as those canceled today and practically to the same national and international routes of the company. The 14 flights canceled this Tuesday are one round-trip from Madrid to Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Malpensa) and Paris-Orly, respectively, as well as one round-trip between Barcelona and Palma .
Specifically, the 114 flights canceled during these eight new days of protest called by the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (Sepla) for May 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 and 30 and June 1 and 2 , appear the national routes that link Madrid with Bilbao, La Coruña, Palma de Mallorca, Vigo or Malaga, and the international ones to Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Malpensa), Paris-Orly, Porto or Lisbon, in addition to the one that connects Barcelona and palm.
The chief delegate of the Sepla union section at Air Europa, Carlos Sánchez, explained that the company’s pilots “we have been forced to make a second strike call again due to the company’s lack of willingness to negotiate” after the four days at the beginning of May in which 68 flights were cancelled. The call responds “to the tension and labor conflict generated by the directors of Air Europa, playing with the rights of workers, disguising as proposals what represents a real loss of labor rights acquired in the IV collective agreement,” according to with the union.
Criticism of minimal services
The union delegate has once again criticized the minimum services that the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has established, which “have once again been abusive and disproportionate, violating the constitutional right of all workers to strike”. During the previous strike at the beginning of May, he already filed an appeal against the ministry for the “abusive” application of the minimum services, by protecting more than 90% of the airline’s flights, which has been admitted for processing by the union National audience.
According to Sánchez, the “abusive” minimum services imposed by the ministry “are unnecessarily making this labor conflict chronic, prospering pilots and users”, to whom the union has apologized.