Despite the cabin crew strike (PNC) extended until August 20, Air Caribbean maintains its flight schedule by calling on aircraft charters with crews.
” Air Caraïbes confirms that all flights will be carried out. All efforts are made on the operational level, the priority remaining to ensure flights in the best possible conditions. The regional network in the West Indies is not affected by this movement “, announced its management in a press release. And to clarify:To ensure its flights, Air Caraïbes uses reinforcement charters and non-striking employees“.
“Air Caraïbes maintains the highest level of safety and security on its flights. No unqualified employee is required to work“, assured the airline of the Dubreuil Group, denouncing “unfounded accusationsfrom the union of hostesses and stewards at the origin of the strike. Indeed, the SNPNC-FO affirmed that the management replaced the chiefs of cabin strikers, “cabin safety managers, by employees on fixed-term contracts under contract, who have not undergone the appropriate training“. According to the union, the management is taking advantage of the obligation imposed on striking employees to declare themselves 48 hours in advance to reorganize its program with chartered planes, leased to other carriers with crews included.
If the SNPNC-FO and the management both affirm that the dialogue remainsopen“, it is “sterile“according to the PNC union. It must be done “on a realistic basis“, answers the management, which evokes “salary demands that go well beyond the 7% already granted at the start of the year“.