Spanish EasyJet cabin staff are set to strike for nine days during July, just as peak summer travel season begins.
They will be walking out in three phases throughout the month: between the 1st & 3rd, the 15th & 17th, and then finally, between the 29th & 31st.
Miguel Galan, a representative of the USO union, stated that they are protesting low wages.
Mr Galan stated that the Spanish airline’s flight attendants are asking for a 40% increase in their basic salary.
“The company underestimated its outlook and was more pessimistic than conservative, and it isn’t ready for the demand.
This creates a domino effect.”
The union claims it represents 80%, but the union hopes for an agreement.
Avoid striking during a meeting between management and employees on Tuesday.
This news comes just a few days after low-fare airline Ryanair announced plans to reduce UK flights during busy summer periods.
It is possible that upto 10,000 of 160,000 flights for July, August, and September might not be available.
Johan Lundgren, the chief executive of the airline, said that they had not yet determined how many cancellations might occur during these months.
According to the airline, staff shortages at airports and ground handling are responsible for delayed flights and cancellations as well as delays in air traffic control.