Air Europa pilots call off four-day strike

Air Europa pilots call off four-day strike
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Air Europa Pilots have called off a strike planned for July 30th to August 2nd.

A last minute deal was struck on Tuesday night which led to pilots’ union Sepla calling off a four-day strike planned for one of the busiest holiday weekends.

The Spanish airline had been forced to cancel 114 flights during the strike period – 38 internal and 76 international flights –  and had offered affected passengers a full refund or option to change to another flight before November 30th.

The company announced that the strike had been called off after a meeting with pilots’ union reps on Tuesday evening.

Further details on the agreement were expected to be given later on Wednesday.

The pilots had called a strike over grievances resulting from the creation of a new low-cost Air Europa Express service.

Air Europa pilots complained that the pilots for the new service would be brought in from outside at lower costs and therefore would not be covered by industry agreements.

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