Third strike by airline staff in Italy in current weeks.
Flight attendants and pilots from low-cost airways Ryanair, easyJet, Volotea and Malta Air, together with employees from cabin crew company CrewLink and air visitors management company ENAV, are to stage a four-hour strike in Italy on Sunday 17 July.
The economic motion – the third in a month – will likely be held from 14.00 till 18.00 and has been co-ordinated by Italy’s Filt Cgil and Uiltrasporti commerce unions in protest over working circumstances and employment contracts.
ITA Airways has cancelled 122 flights on Sunday because of the strike, reviews newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.
“Up to now, within the absence of concrete initiatives in the direction of bettering working circumstances and adjusting wages, the strike of Ryanair pilots and flight attendants stays confirmed for Sunday 17” July, mentioned the nationwide secretary of Filt Cgil, Fabrizio Cuscito, following talks with officers from Italy’s ministry of sustainable infrastructure and mobility.
The strike was criticised by client rights associations together with Assoutenti whose president Furio Truzzi mentioned: “It’s proper for staff to face up for his or her rights however blocking air journey throughout the summer time is unacceptable. Suspending flights when tens of millions of residents journey by airplane to achieve their vacation locations is a hostile act in the direction of travellers who threat unjustly dropping trip days and cash.”
Italian client rights group Codacons slammed the “irresponsible” strike, which might see “residents used as hostages” throughout the peak summer time vacation interval, and referred to as on all sides to interact in pressing discussions to discover a decision.
Italy’s civil aviation authority ENAC reminds air travellers that flights are assured throughout strikes from 07.00-10.00 and 18.00-21.00.
This text was up to date on Friday 15 July.