"We are extremely disappointed that the SNPVAC [National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel] is planning new strike actions, despite our willingness to pursue a constructive dialogue with the aim of reaching a sustainable agreement", begins the airline, in a statement, where it adds that, despite its efforts, the union's demands "continue to be impracticable, with proposed increases that do not demonstrate any sense of reality".
According to the company, the union's most recent proposal was a 44% increase in overall compensation.
The airline insists that it "employs all of its crew under contracts agreed with local unions, which are in compliance with relevant local legislation" and that the salary of crew members on Portuguese bases "is competitive and significantly higher than the national average salary".
In recent weeks, the company and the union met several times and, according to easyJet, it was possible to "resolve some of the open points".
"Our objective remains to find a positive agreement, also guaranteeing the maintenance of jobs and our position in the Portuguese market", stressed the airline, which has announced the opening of five new routes in the country for the winter.
To mitigate the impact of the strike on customers, easyJet will make it possible to change flight schedules in advance.
"All customers affected by cancellations are eligible for a refund or a free transfer to a new flight", guaranteed the carrier, also advising to check the status of flights on strike days, on the website.