Friday, 28 November 2014 - 12:35
KLM cuts anger cabin crew union
KLM's cabin crew was unpleasantly surprised by the significant cuts announced by the airline. Union VNC says that there will be protests from the employees that will have consequences for travelers. "We feel put aside by KLM", said an angry Chris van Elswijk, spokesperson for VNC. Usually a cut of 700 million euro would be discussed with the staff representatives, but that did not happen. In protest, the cabin crew will now very strictly stick to their own working hours. "When the rest- and working times are exceeded by delays, the staff will no longer work through", says the union. In that case, the plane will only leave once the new staff are on board. This action could affect flights and will cost KLM money. Travelers will also suffer from this.