These are the flights canceled today due to the Air Europa strike
Air Europa has abolished another 14 flights for the second of the eight days of strike by its pilots, the same as those canceled today and affect practically 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-Orlyrespectively, as well as a return 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 the days 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 and 30 of May and the 1 and 2 of June, they affect the national routes that connect 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 Palma.
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 lack of negotiating will on the part of the company”, 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 managers of Air Europa, playing with the rights of the workers, disguising as proposals what supposes a real loss of the labor rights acquired in the IV collective agreement”, according to 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 “they have once again been abusive and disproportionateviolating the constitutional right of all workers to strike”. During the previous strike at the beginning of May, the union 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 National Court.
According to Sánchez, the “abusive” minimum services imposed by the ministry “they are chronifying unnecessarily this labor conflict, affecting pilots and users”, to which the union has apologized.