Nearly three days of strike at the end of last week, the union representatives of the staff of Brussels Airlines had choked on discovering that the management of the airline company offered them an appointment to restore social dialogue on August 22.
The unions wanted to meet with management to discuss measures to ease working conditions this summer without delay. The appointment is made for Monday.
A general meeting between management and unions was scheduled, as every month, this Wednesday where union representatives intended to make their desire to take new social actions heard if no measure to ease working conditions is taken.
The management of the company has sent the staff a message that is intended to be soothing: the management will meet the union delegations this Monday, July 4 “where we will inform the social partners about the immediate measures that will be taken to reduce the workload this summer. We will also jointly explain the next stage of preparation for the implementation of long-term measures that will be presented on August 23. »
The threats of action recalled Monday by the unions when they only had August 22 as a negotiation prospect on the agenda are therefore postponed until next week. According to the management’s proposals, the unions should consult their members in the wake of the meeting on July 4, and then possibly decide and then announce the type of measures exerting social pressure on the peak of the summer season.