Air Europa pilots represented by SEPLA have called a series of strikes in May and June to protest the carrier's plan to set up a low-cost subsidiary. SEPLA claims the Palma-based airline will violate its 2001 labor agreement if it hires non-Air Europa pilots for the new LCC, Universal Airlines (ATWOnline, Feb. 8). Talks between Globalia, which controls Air Europa, and SEPLA, broke down this week after five months. First strike is scheduled for May 5-9, and if there is no agreement after 22 ...

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