Ascension weekend: strike notice at Vueling filed by French hostesses and stewards

The union representing the French hostesses and stewards of the company Vueling has filed a strike notice for the long Ascension weekend, from Wednesday May 8 to Sunday May 12, it announced Monday April 29

Ascension weekend: strike notice at Vueling filed by French hostesses and stewards

The union representing the French hostesses and stewards of the company Vueling has filed a strike notice for the long Ascension weekend, from Wednesday May 8 to Sunday May 12, it announced Monday April 29. l calls for “fair” negotiations with the management of the Spanish low-cost airline.

This notice is "renewable in May and June", warned in a press release the National Union of Commercial Aircraft Personnel-Force Ouvrière (SNPNC-FO), which accuses its management of "unfair negotiation for a new company agreement", complained of an “inhumane pace of work” and criticized the “use of employees under non-French contracts”. The SNPNC-FO had already struck in spring 2023 for salary increases and improved working conditions, causing the cancellation of dozens of flights. He says he is waiting for “a gesture from management to immediately [lift] the notice period and resume fair negotiations in the common interest of the life of the company and the employees.”

Contacted by Agence France-Presse, the Spanish company Vueling, which employed 190 hostesses and stewards in France in 2023, was not able to react immediately or specify the possible consequences of the social movement on the program of thefts.

The company boasts a network of 248 routes, including 42 in France from Orly, Roissy and six other French airports. It carried more than 34 million passengers in 2023. Founded in 2004 in Spain and focused on low cost, Vueling, headquartered in Barcelona, ​​is a member of the IAG group, alongside British Airways and Iberia.