easyJet estimated this Friday, at the end of the afternoon, that 40% of scheduled workers showed up for work on the first day of the strike, a figure questioned by the cabin crew union, which ensures that adherence remained at 100% .
Official source of the airline told Lusa that, until the afternoon, around 40% of the crew scheduled to work this Friday attended the service at the respective airportsafter estimating this indicator at 30% in the morning.
These figures thus reduce the rate of adherence to the strike from 70% in the morning to 60% late in the afternoon on the first day of the strike, according to the company.
In statements to Lusa, the president of the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC), Ricardo Penarroias, maintained 100% of the workers’ adherence to the strike and referred to the 386 flights canceled after the notice of strike.
“The balance is very easy to do. The company canceled 386 flights since we announced the striketherefore, we can say that the company assumed that the strike was going to have a considerable impact and that, at this moment, except for the minimum services, the strike was of total adherence”, said Ricardo Peñarroias, who added that he did not understand the numbers advanced by the company.
Dozens of easyJet cabin crew gathered this Friday near Terminal 1 of the Lisbon airport to demand better working conditions, in the first of five days of strike, which led the company to previously cancel 386 flights.
On the occasion, and in statements to journalists, the president of SNPVAC insisted that the company over the years has been getting closer to the demands of workers from other countries, but not from Portugal.
The easyJet cabin crew strike began this Friday and will resume on May 28-30 and June 1-3.