France - Protests by EasyJet pilots - August 31, 2017

In an open letter to the company's CEO, the pilots' union said EasyJet was stuck in an ‘infernal spiral’ which put both crew and passengers at risk. According to the pilots the budget airline easyJet's cost-cutting measures are threatening passenger safety. The union said that managers were scheduling 'unrealistic' flight plans, asking pilots to do more flights than logistically possible - even to the point of exceeding legal safety limits. As a result of this planning, ‘the employee is reduced to a cost, and the passenger to a profit’. During a meeting between the union and the management a temporary solution to the issues raised was reached.

English: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/15/easyjet ...    

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