Brussels Airlines reaches an agreement with its pilots, no further social actions until the end of November

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 OO-SFX. © Ivan Coninx

Brussels Airlines management and the trade unions representing the pilots have reached an agreement on workload reduction. In order not to complicate the negotiations on wage increases, no industrial action will be called before the end of November.

The dissatisfaction among Brussels Airlines pilots has been dragging on for months, resulting in a 2-day strike (on 14 and 16 May 2018). Management proposals have been rejected twice by the pilots.

Filip Lemberechts, a member of the trade union, is convinced that one of the important issues for the pilots – the difficult balance between work and private life – is resolved. “The measures will be visible from 2019 and progressively expanded,” he explained to Belgian news network VRT.

Filip Lemberechts is hopeful that all other issues will be arranged by 30 November. Until then, all strike actions will be cancelled.


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