KLM pilots also considering labor actions

A KLM pilot waving before takeoff (Photo: Maarten Visser/Wikimedia Commons). (A KLM pilot waving before takeoff (Photo: Maarten Visser/Wikimedia Commons))

After a large strike by Transavia pilots on Monday, pilots working for KLM are also considering labor actions. Pilots' union VNV expects to make a decision on this matter by the end of next month, union chairman Arthur van den Hudding said to ANP.

The KLM pilots are particularly dissatisfied with the way in which the KLM management dealt with previously made promises, according to the union. Percentage wise, KLM pilots lost more than the rest of the staff, while it was agreed that all employee groups would contribute equally to budget cuts in the company, VNV said. There is also a disagreement over shares in Air France-KLM. 

VNV plans to hold a members meeting about the situation at KLM within the next two weeks. After that, the union will poll KLM pilots on their willingness to hold labor actions. "This must be clear by the end of next month", Van den Hudding said to the news wire. He expects that most pilots will be willing to take action.