Easyjet is expecting to run a full service in France on Monday (November 25) despite a strike by French pilots.
The French pilots union SNPL has called the one-day action against Easyjet because it is unhappy that the airline is not adequately sharing its record-breaking profits with staff.
Easyjet announced a 51 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £478 million last week, and is planning to return £308 million to shareholders in the form of dividends.
The airline said in a statement: “Easyjet can confirm that a small number of its French pilots have notified the company of their intention to strike on Monday, November 25.
“We plan to operate our full flying programme in France on Monday and we do not expect to cancel any of our flights, however there may be some delays.”
SNPL has protested that its pilots working for Easyjet have not been offered any profit-sharing or share plan deals.
It said: “The breaking point has been reached and pilots are tired. While the management is happily sharing millions between them, employees are totally forgotten.”
An Easyjet spokesman said: "The company regrets that the SNPL union have chosen to move ahead with an industrial action rather than following an agreed timetable of meetings with the company around the negotiation table.
"Easyjet remains open and committed to the agreed schedule of discussions and calls the SNPL union representatives to commence those negotiations.”
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