Czech Air Line Pilots Association announces protest against redundancies

The Czech Air Line Pilots Association CZALPA ČSA announced at a press conference on Tuesday that as soon as any of their members are let go by Czech Airlines, flights will be delayed in protest. The head of the association, Filip Gaspar, said that it opposes planned redundancies since they go beyond what had been agreed on in a plan to restructure the company, which was approved by the government. According to Czech Airlines, however, all redundancies are part of this plan and have previously been discussed with the Czech Air Line Pilots Association. A new wave of redundancies is planned for late July and early August. Some 50 employees of the company’s 350 had already been let go at the beginning of this year.