Pilots and cabin crew from a number of low-cost carriers will maintain a one-day strike in Italy on 17 July. The transfer follows an announcement earlier this week of a four-hour nationwide strike by air visitors management workers on the identical day.
Unions representing workers from Ryanair, EasyJet, Volotea and MaltaAir have known as the commercial motion following a break-down in talks with Italy’s Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility. In accordance with native information studies, union leaders are petitioning for improved working situations and higher pay.
The nationwide air visitors management strike, in the meantime, has been organised by 5 unions, FILT-CGIL, FIT-CISL, Uiltrasporti, UGL-TA and UNIC, and is about to happen from 2pm to 6pm. Italian air visitors management, ENAV, stated it’ll guarantee important providers are offered in compliance with present regulation.
In latest weeks Italian airports have largely managed to evade damaging headlines surrounding the journey chaos unfolding throughout Europe, however main air transport hubs in Milan and Venice are gearing up for disruption on Sunday, posting warnings to potential travellers on their respective web sites.
The economic motion follows a two-day taxi strike in Italy earlier this month and is the newest in a collection of strikes by aviation and transport employees in Europe.
Ryanair cabin workers in a number of European cities recently went on strike citing poor working situations, whereas workers in Spain will stroll off the job once more this month with strikes deliberate from 12 to fifteen, 18 to 21 and 25 to twenty-eight July.
Easyjet workers in Spain have additionally deliberate industrial motion this month, whereas a strike by Scandinavian Airways (SAS) pilots has prompted the airline to cancel round 50 per cent of its flights and file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within the US.
This follows a three-day strike by pilots and cabin crew at Brussels Airways, the Belgian subsidiary of Lufthansa, in June. British Airways employees threatened related motion at Heathrow final month earlier than the airline provided an ‘improved’ pay deal to check-in workers.
Bedlam was additionally discovered throughout Europe’s rail networks, with latest strikes in France and the UK inflicting main disruption – the later affected your entire nationwide community for per week. The dispute about pay and jobs continues within the UK as one other strike, set for 27 July, was announced this week.