Dutch easyJet pilots set for industrial action

Dutch easyJet pilots set for industrial action

EasyJet pilots based in Holland plan a second strike tomorrow (Friday).

The 24 hour walkout is being staged after pilots failed to secure better working hours, pensions and sick pay from the budget airline, the Dutch Airline Pilots Association said.

An eight-hour strike last week had a limited effect on flights out of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport since the airline was able to bring in replacement crews from other airports.

The union was unable to say if the latest strike would have more impact.

"There's still an impasse with easyJet about the collective employment contract," strike co-ordinator Eme Tillema, whose union is acting for around 60 pilots, told Reuters.

The carrier opened a base at Schiphol two years ago as part of a strategy of attracting more business travellers.

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