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LISBON (Reuters) -EasyJet Plc cabin workers in Portugal will go on a three-day strike in early April to demand larger wages to compensate for the hovering price of dwelling, the SNPVAC union of civil aviation flight personnel stated on Friday.
Employees on the British low-cost airline, who additionally search higher working situations, are planning to stroll out between April 1-3.
“Because of the financial local weather, easyJet (LON:) employees have misplaced buying energy during the last three years,” SNPVAC stated in a press release. “The rise in the price of dwelling suffocates employees and jeopardises the well-being and luxury of their households.”
It additionally identified that easyJet’s Portuguese bases and routes are among the many most worthwhile, and that in different nations the place profitability is decrease, workers had had “important will increase”.
The union didn’t specify the dimensions of the will increase it was looking for.
The airline, which expects some disruption to their flying programme to and from Lisbon, Porto and Faro throughout the strike, stated it takes its tasks as an employer significantly and employs all crew below native contracts, agreed with commerce unions.
“It isn’t attainable to check phrases and situations throughout completely different jurisdictions.”
“We’re dissatisfied with this motion, particularly given the numerous funding we’ve got made within the nation lately which has created a whole bunch of latest jobs in Portugal and hope that SNPVAC will resume a constructive dialogue with us,” the corporate stated.
Portuguese inflation slowed to eight.2% year-on-year in February from the earlier month’s 8.4%, however core inflation accelerated, stoked by costs of unprocessed meals merchandise.
Presently, in Portugal, easyJet bases 19 plane and has greater than 750 workers.
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