He describes the impact of the strike as minimal: "On a stormy day, for example, we have more flight cancellations"
BARCELONA, Nov. 7 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of Vueling, Marco Sansavini, has described the wage increases demanded by the company's Cabin Crew (TCP) as unfeasible and has called for dialogue.
"You cannot suddenly raise your cost structure by 30%, because you put yourself completely out of the market and it would have a negative impact on the same job," he defended in an interview in 'La Vanguardia' this Monday collected by Europa Press.
Thus, it has disgraced the Airline Flight Auxiliary Crew Union (Stavla) that decided to "abandon the path of constructive dialogue", since the talks between the company and the workers reached -in their words- very significant progress.
"Their condition to call it off is that we raise the salary another 13.4% this year, with which the total increase for 2022 would be 20%. And until 2025 they ask for consolidated increases that would reach 33%. This is unfeasible", has assured Sansavini, who has described as very low the level of turnover of the company's workforce.
The president of Vueling has insisted that the company operates normally 90% of the flights and that, if this is not the case, it contacts customers beforehand, for which he has described the impact of the strike as minimal: " On a stormy day, for example, we have more flight cancellations than we have had on strike days. That said, we cannot sacrifice the long-term viability of the business."
The Stavla union has called on cabin crew to participate in the strikes called every Friday, Sunday, Monday and holidays between November 1 and January 31, as well as holidays and December 24 and 31. and January 5, to demand a salary update of 13.4% for 2022.
According to a statement from the airline, for this Monday, November 7, during the fourth day of the strike, it plans to operate 462 flights, 89% of those scheduled throughout the network for this date, which were 520, since it has been canceled " preventively" 58 unprotected flights.
At the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 82% of the flights scheduled by Vueling on Monday will operate normally (134 of the 163 scheduled); in the rest of Spain, 91% will do so (168 of the 184 scheduled), and at an international level 92% will do so (160 of the 173 scheduled).