Rome, 23 September 2021 – Unions on a war footing not only for the chaos on the Alitalia Ita dispute, and the risk of layoffs in the industry, but also salary cuts. Union sources let it be known that the ax in the paycheck in Italy will be there for captains, pilots, hostesses and stewards, and not only with respect to the ‘old’ Alitalia, but also with respect to the major European major companies such as Air France and Lufthansa and low cost as EasyJet Ryanair.
According to the calculations drawn up by the trade unions, based on the provisions of the 94 pages of the “Company Regulations applicable to Ita Transport Airplane personnel ‘, the reduction in the salaries of flight personnel can exceed in some cases quota 50%.
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Here are some examples: an Ita commander with an average monthly flight activity of 60 hours, he will receive a gross salary of 6,217 euros gross while a commander Alitalia earns 12,534 euros gross, with a difference of -50%. An Ita pilot, with an average activity of 60 hours, will have a paycheck that is 55% lighter than the 8,027 euros of an Alitalia pilot with the same flying activity.
Flight attendants they see a difference between the gross € 1680 (always with an average activity of 60 flight hours) of the salary in Italy and the € 2,582 of Alitalia.
With regard to international competition: an Easyjet commander, again for an average activity of 60 flight hours, earns 12,000 euros gross, therefore 48% more than an Ita. A Poste commander has a gross salary of 9,900 euros per year, with Ita the gap is 37%. A Ryanair commander earns 11,500 euros gross, that is 45% of an Ita commander.
Then the difference with the major European airlines: an Air France commander takes 15,000 euros gross, 58% more, and in Lufthansa they are 13,500 gross, 54% more than Ita.
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