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Vueling airline Updates - Vueling the second biggest company at Alicante-Elche airport after Ryanair, stops flying and dismisses 4,000 workers

Vueling has presented a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) that will affect its 3,800 workers in Spain for three months due to the drop in activity registered by the Covid-19 crisis, knowledgeable sources told Europa Press. Vueling is the second company at Alicante-Elche airport with 1.7 million passengers in 2019 , second only to Ryanair. 

From Alicante it flew to Bilbao, Barcelona -key because it is the only company that operates this route-, Santander, Ibiza, Asturias, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Rome, Amsterdam, London, Mallorca, Rome and Algeria .

To these 3,800 employees, another 200 from the human team of France and Italy are also affected, although these workers are affected by the agreements of their respective countries.

The airline belonging to the IAG holding  and had negotiated this measure last week with union representatives and communicated the ERTE via telematics last Friday to the government.

The ERTE is initially for three months, although it foresees the possibility of reducing this time if the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic allows it, as well as foreseeing to extend it if required.

The file, presented due to force majeure, foresees reductions of up to 90% of the normal working day for pilots and cabin staff and 80% of that of the rest of the airline's staff.

"It is not a reduction in the number of people, but in working hours," explained the same sources, who have specified that when operating 25% of their flights, pilots and TCP will have their variables.

Please note this story has been translated from Spanish to English so some detail may be slightly lost in translation.  Read the full story in Spanish HERE at Diarioinformacion

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