Netherlands - Pilots at Transavia strike - February 28, 2018

Transavia’s pilots, some 500, have been without a pay agreement for over a year and negotiations broke down in February. The pilots’ union VNV has reacted with a strike. In a leaflet handed out to passengers it was assumed that Transavia plains at Schiphol, Eindhoven and Rotterdam airports would remain on the ground during the strike, which would last for several hours. The pilots are demanding improvements in the flight rosters so they can better plan in free time and time with their families. Currently, pilots face continual roster changes, the union says. In addition, the pilots are calling for a ‘modest pay rise’ and that their employer contributes into a special fund for pilots who become unable to fly through illness.

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