Spain - Two-day strike at Vueling - April 30, 2018

Already 246 flights have been cancelled due to a pilots’ strike at low-cost airline Vueling in a wage dispute between the trade unions and the airline. Vueling pilots claim they receive on average 30% less than their main competitors including Ryanair and EasyJet. Currently, Vueling airline, which belongs to British group IAG, is tripling its profits and the unions feel there should be made some improvement in the working conditions of the pilots. Instead the company’s only offer so far has been zero improvement. According to union officials this offer has been rejected by 90% of the pilots.

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