As the summer of travel discontent continues, staff at Spain-based easyJet are planning several days of strike during the peak summer break.

Members of the Spanish USO union are planning three 72-hour walkouts in a dispute over pay.

The union is demanding a 40% increase in flight attendants’ base pay and says it is open to negotiations with Britain’s biggest budget airline.

But when is the strike and what flights might be affected? Here’s what we know so far.

When is easyJet on strike?

The three-day walking trilogy will run from July 1, with one being held every two weeks. If it continues, the date will be:

  • From 1st to 3rd July
  • From 15th to 17th July
  • July 29 to 31 including

Which employee is standing out?

EasyJet employees are members of the Spanish USO union.

“Spain’s flight attendants have the lowest basic income of all Easyjet hubs in Europe,” the USO said, asserting that cabin crew salaries are around €5 lower. 850 compared to other European countries. “If you’re flying long hours, you’ll have to pay the bill but reduce your vacation time and take on a higher number of flight hours.”

More than 450 flight attendants were called to strike, including those at Barcelona El Prat airport.

Which flights may be affected?

The footpaths will affect easyJet’s bases in Barcelona, ​​Malaga and Palma.

The airline said: “We are extremely disappointed with this action as we have made significant progress towards the new collective agreement and as such we would like to continue a constructive dialogue with them.

The low-cost carrier said that if industrial action is taken, its flight program could be disrupted to and from Malaga, Palma and Barcelona during the strike.

However, a spokesperson said: “At this stage, easyJet plans to operate on its own schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything we can to minimize any any interruption.”

How do I know if my flight is cancelled?

If any flight ends up being disrupted or cancelled, passengers should be notified with the details of their booking, for example by email and/or text message. In this correspondence, easyJet must make it clear to customers what their rebooking and refund options are.


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