Filt-Sijl and Ultrasporti unions are protesting and signaling for it A new 24-hour strike for pilots and flight attendants at Ryanair, MaltaAir and Crewlink on Sunday 17 July.. “After the last 8 and 25 June strikes – the organizations explained -, the discussion on the problems that have affected the employees for months has not yet started from the company’s side”.
Cancellations in Europe
Workers in Italy are demanding “contracts guaranteeing decent working conditions” and “salaries in accordance with the minimum wage provided for by our country’s national air transport agreement, as required by law.” “We believe – and finally confirm Filt-Cgil and Uiltrasporti – soon Ryanair talks to avoid inconvenience and flight cancellations for passengers during the summer season“. The workers of the Irish airline joined the two previous appointments, and the organizations pointed out that the cancellation of several flights in the main European countries caused many inconveniences for passengers during the summer. In Spain, in fact, there were 25 plus 175 delays due to the strike. In Germany, Lufthansa announced that 2,220 flights were missing during the summer, and the labor minister called the airlines wild layoffs. In the United States, there were 650 cancellations on Saturday, July 2 alone.
Now, Italy seems to be one of the few countries suffering the most serious consequences: the international situation of stopovers between stops and delays indirectly affects Orio al Serio, which also affects the traffic of the Bergamo base, in particular the companies, Ryanair, Wizzair, Easyjet and Volotea. But the data is positive. In June, the airport reached a record number of passengers. It was 1,249,409, becoming the third Italian airport to surpass pre-Covid levels in June 2019. The inconvenience caused by the strikes and the lack of staff affecting foreign, low-cost companies do not affect Italy “except in a derivative way – said ENAC president Pierluigi De Palma – because of the policy adopted and allowed by the government. The layoffs and 800 million in aid to keep the airport staff. De Palma assured the commitment of the authority “along with travel rights” and this And reported that the sector has resumed: “The data in the last 3 months is better than in 2019 – he concluded -. Italy prepared itself for this.
Assumption of a table with Mims and Inak
Faced with chaos in the European skies, Kodacons has announced its intention to submit an urgent application to ENAC and the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, asking them to open a crisis table with customers and airlines. “The barrage of cancellations will also affect Italian passengers – the coordination explained -, Especially during summer holidays and citizen outings. We believe it is necessary to open a discussion table aimed at re-establishing ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) with air carriers and studying measures to better protect passengers’ rights in this delicate situation. Barriers to getting reimbursements and compensations quickly and easily ».
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