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Planes. Vueling-union agreement not to sack drivers

Carrier will rely on temporary economic measures

A small opening among many (too many) news that do nothing but deepen the layoffs of the air sector: Spanish union Sepla and low-cost airline Vueling found the decisive agreement to ensure the future of the company, protecting the personnel from drastic measures. According to reports from the Iberian media in the last few hours, there could be more than a thousand pilots able to keep their jobs; in practice, airline will take advantage of an already existing mechanism which temporarily allows companies to suspend employment contracts or reduce working days, Erte.

Acronym indicates the Expedientes de Regulación Temporal de Empleo and will allow the agreement to remain in force for the whole of 2021. The signing took place thanks to the green light from 85% of the pilots who are part of Sepla and the intesa has been defined in no uncertain terms the "most suitable solution to make the vector survive". What exactly is expected from an employment point of view? The salary will be reduced based on actual activities and in the event of hub closure, employees will have the option of moving to Barcelona or to other Vueling “branches”. From 2022, the company collective agreement will instead be applied.

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