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Spirit Airlines flight attendants protest

Protests at US airports to inform passengers of alleged contractual violations

The flight attendants of the Spirit Airlines begun a union mobilization in the last hours in various US airports. The workers organized picket lines in which they inform passengers about their working conditions, in particular about the "obvious contractual violations" implemented by the low-cost airline against them.

“Empty promises from Spirit management ‘to do better’ will no longer suffice. Flight Attendants will not be silent and standby while Spirit Airlines continues to violate their employee contracts. With staff shortages already straining the system, Spirit Airlines does not have the staff to quickly recover from mass cancellations and delays, which leaves Spirit Flight Attendants burdened with picking up the pieces”, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) union complains. 

The violations of which they speak refer to the operational management of staff: in particular, explains the union, some flight attendants were forced to sleep at the airport because the company had not provided them with a hotel room. The agitation comes at a time of general recovery, but in which the air transport sector is still struggling with the aftermath of the pandemic. Airlines today are seeing a marked increase in demand for air travel, but still struggle with staff shortages as pressure on the workforce increases. 

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency