Air Europe strike in Spain

Pilots working for the Spanish airline Air Europe are planning to strike indefinitely every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on 22nd September. Sepla, the trade union representing 96% of the pilots working for Air Europe, has justified the strike action due to the lack of progress in negotiations on a new collective agreement and commercial practices carried out by Air Europe. The union said that it would give more details on the decision to strike in a press conference later today. The airline has been operating flights in conjunction with the airline Orbest based in the Canary Islands to two destinations – Cancún and Punta Cana. However this agreement has spread to include domestic flights which leave from or go to the Canary Islands without the agreement of Sepla.