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Summer chaos in perspective in European airports

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Published on: 06/23/2022 – 14:21 Since the end of health restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, European airports have been struggling to recruit staff, while strike calls within several airlines could disrupt vacation departures. Delays, canceled flights, endless queues… European airports, overwhelmed by the sudden resumption of traffic, are expecting the worst this summer, due to the lack of staff and several strike calls. From this weekend in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, the flight and ground staff of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will be on strike to protest against their working conditions and demand wage increases. In France, “the company does not respect the rest times as provided for by the civil aviation code”, explained the representative of the National Union of Commercial Flight Crew (SNPNC), Damien Mourgues. His union is also asking for a salary increase for employees who are “paid at minimum wage”. “The flights will continue even if a union of ‘Mickey’ strikes” Claims swept aside bluntly by the boss of Ryanair, Micheal O’Leary. “We operate 2,500 flights a day. Most of them will continue to operate, even if a ‘Mickey’ union goes on strike in Spain or if the Belgian cabin crew unions want to go on strike,” he said. – he assured at a press conference, Tuesday, June 14. Ryanair is not the only company where the threat of a social movement hovers in the middle of the summer. The anger also affects the British low-cost EasyJet in Spain, since the Workers’ Union (USO) plans nine days of strike in July in the airports of Barcelona, ​​Malaga and Mallorca. According to the USO, “the EasyJet flight attendants in Spain currently have a base salary of 950 euros” per month, the “lowest salary” of “all bases in Europe”. Sudden increase in traffic After two years of turbulence linked to restrictions health due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these two social movements could further disrupt the operation of airports faced with a sudden resumption of traffic. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the increase reached 76% in March compared to 2021, but traffic remains 41% lower compared to 2019. However, due to lack of staff, some airports are already overwhelmed. In the Netherlands, Amsterdam-Schipol airport has been struggling for several weeks to cope with the influx of passengers. Long queues form and sometimes violent incidents break out between passengers on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In Copenhagen, Edinburgh or Frankfurt, travelers must also take their troubles patiently. At Heathrow, several thousand suitcases have been stuck since last week due to a technical breakdown and lack of staff. The problem is such that the London airport has been forced to ask companies to cancel 10% of their flights. 🇬🇧 London Heathrow airport had to deal with a malfunction of its baggage system at the end of the week, leaving thousands of travelers without suitcases on Saturday. Faced with this situation, passengers had to take their plane without their suitcase. pic.twitter.com/IrekDkTdtC— air plus news (@airplusnews) June 19, 2022 A sign of the disorganization hitting airports, the number of mishandled bags has increased by 24% worldwide, according to air transport specialist Sita The recruitment challengeOn Monday, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) warned in an open letter that “the chaos facing the airline industry will only get worse throughout the summer as workers are pushed at the end”. According to Eurocontrol, the European organization for the safety of air navigation, traffic should reach up to 95% of its 2019 level this summer. While many employees have chosen to retrain during the health crisis, airports and their subcontractors find themselves faced with a considerable challenge to attract new employees: security, maintenance, passenger reception, catering, hands are lacking almost everywhere. Example in Paris, where nearly 4,000 positions are to be filled in the airports of Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly. But between staggered hours and low wages, attracting seasonal workers to these undervalued professions is no small feat. Interviewed by the newspaper Les Échos, Jean-Baptiste Thélot, president of Sesa, the union of security companies specializing in air security in France, warns that passengers will have to be patient this summer. “Our permanent workforce has eroded due to departures and retraining; and then, we still have employees who benefit from the partial activity scheme as a vulnerable person in the face of Covid”, he explains. >> To see: Shortage of manpower: many sectors are experiencing a haemorrhage of personnel Especially since these recruitments take time, in particular for security reasons. It is necessary to train these new agents, but also to carry out the usual checks before providing them with the red badge which allows access to sensitive areas of airports. In the meantime, the month of July promises to be very hot for European airports . After a social movement on June 9, the Paris airports launched a new strike call on July 1, a week before the start of the school holidays in France. With AFP

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