easyJet staff demonstrate against base closures

easyJet staff will hold socially distanced demonstrations this week at Newcastle, Southend and Stansted airports over plans to close operations at those locations and shed 1,290 cabin crew jobs nationwide.

The protests – which will take place today at 10:30 hours in Newcastle, Southend tomorrow and at Stansted on Friday – come after staff voted in favour of a no confidence ballot in easyJet chief operating officer Peter Bellew.

The ballot of more than 3,000 Unite cabin crew members at the airline was 99 per cent in favour of the no confidence motion.

Pilot union BALPA conducted a similar ballot which also returned a near unanimous vote of no confidence in Bellew.

Unite members are angry that while their jobs and incomes at the airline are under attack, easyJet paid £174 million in dividends to shareh

Source : Breakingtravelnews