Brussels Airlines Strike Causes Flight Cancellations

Brussels Airlines have canceled its departures by half on Monday due to a 24-hour strike by employees. 

Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Kim Daenen said 57 flights out of a scheduled 116 were grounded, including destinations to Geneva, Marseille, Goteborg, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Lyon, Stockholm, and Valencia.

Three unions representing pilots and cabin personnel have called the strike to demand better workload management, respect for the well-being of staff, and respect for the collective labor agreements.

SETCa union spokesperson Olivier Van Camp said that the unions announced the strike in advance so that Brussels Airlines could take the necessary measures. 

The unions also apologized for the inconvenience caused by their actions in an apology sent to affected customers.

“We have given a warning well in advance to allow structured itinerary replanning, knowing full well this will reduce the impact of our action… If you are still hindered by our actions, we are sorry,” the unions said.

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