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    Air transport, low cost strike. Few flights canceled

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    Gas, Di Maio:

    There are no inconveniences for passengers at Fiumicino and Ciampino airports for the 24-hour strike by cabin crew of low-cost airlines Ryanair, EasyJet, Volotea and Malta Air. Operational activity in the two Roman airports is therefore currently regular. The first of the two protected time slots of three hours each ends at 10am, the second will be from 6pm to 9pm.

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    EasyJet has already canceled “some flights” in recent days in view of today’s strike to “limit inconvenience and allow impacted passengers to redesign themselves on available flights”. This was stated by a spokesman for the Company. From what appears the workers of EasyJet adhere to the protest called by Uil Trasporti, at the same time as the European one concerning all low-cost airlines. “After the first strike action that took place on 8 June last, which involved a large number of operators – reads a note from Uilt – it became necessary a new protest action given the persistence of the unacceptable conditions in which pilots and flight attendants are forced to work. “The struggle continues to protest against the compression of workers’ rights, which culminated in unjustified dismissals, the lack of operational solidity and the total degradation of industrial relations, to the detriment of passengers and crews, in an already very complicated season for Air Transport which is trying to recover.

    In Volotea – continues Uiltrasporti – the protest continues against the corporate attitude that damages the rights of workers for the failure to adjust the minimum wages according to article 203 and for the numerous unilateral actions with a further lowering of wages justified by individual and pseudo agreements – volunteers. Added to this is a total inadequacy of work shifts with very intense operatives that certainly do not make us think of the corporate crisis for which continuous sacrifices are required from workers.

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    Still today – continues the union – the workers of Ryanair with a 24 hour protest. These manifestations of discomfort are proof that the model imposed in recent years by many carriers and air transport operators is not a sustainable model from the point of view of work and must absolutely be revised to guarantee all operators in the sector adequate standards of quality and safety ” .

    Source: Ansa

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