Vueling Strike Bites

The charter company operating from the Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén has cancelled flights this weekend due to the strike.

GRA Granada Airport 400x250The strike was called by Stavla, which is the main workers’ union for cabin crew.

The flights affected are the 07.20h ones flying in from Barcelona, scheduled for Friday the 4th and Sunday the 6th.

The other two flights that have been cancelled are both scheduled for those same days, leaving at 09.30h with Barcelona as the destination.

The strike began on the 1st of November and is affecting domestic flights between Granada and Barcelona – so far the strike has caused six flights cancellations.

According to Vueling, all their customers have been informed beforehand concerning any cancellations and have been offered alternative flights, or alternative transport, or a refund.

The union wants a 13.4% rise in salaries to compensate for the increased cost of living and has announced that this strike action will continue affecting flights every Monday, Friday and Sunday between the 1st of November and the 31st of January next year. Three bank holidays are also targeted: the Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the Three Kings.

The charter company, on the other hands, says that such an increase in salaries is unviable and would cause the company to lose competitive prices, forcing the company to shrink.

(News: Granada Airport, Granada, Andalucia)

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