Strike action at Brussels Airlines next week?

Management and trades unions at Brussels Airlines resumed negotiations to resolve the social conflict at the airline yesterday, but this did not yield any result. Strike action next week seems unavoidable. On Thursday, trades unions had rejected a proposal to reduce work pressure for the cabin crew.

Trades unions claim that the flight schedules are too heavy and that the working conditions will have an impact on their safety. They drew up a list with 14 demands to reduce work pressure.

However, the management refuses to meet these demands, arguing that unions are coming back on a deal that was made last year. Trades unions interpret it the other way round, and claim that the management broke promises that were made last year.

Brussels Airlines employs some 1,200 people as cabin crew.