Alitalia is still at the center of the agenda, both for the story of the rescue of the company that is experiencing yet another crucial junction, and for the effects on passengers with a four-hour strike scheduled for Monday.
Alitalia has announced that it will keep 137 flights to ground for the air transport strike called by several unions. Filt-Cgil, Fit-Cisl, Uilt-Uil, Uglta in particular cross their arms for four hours (from 1 pm to 5 pm) in ENAV (with air traffic controllers) and in Air Italy. The strike was reduced to 4 hours (from the initial 24 hours) by the Ministry of Transport. Ast-Confsal, Cub Trasporti / AirCommittee, are protesting in Alitalia instead. Another strike by the entire aviation sector has already been announced for December 13 by Filt-Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti. Among the reasons “the continuation of the Alitalia crisis, the request for rules for the sector starting from the application of the national contract in all companies,
The company has made clear on its website what will happen. “For Monday, November 25th, some trade unions – an announcement read – proclaimed a strike by the air traffic controllers from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In the same hours other unrest in the air transport sector was confirmed. Alitalia is she was therefore forced to cancel some connections, both national and international “(the list can be consulted on the site). To limit the inconvenience, the company has activated an extraordinary plan that foresees the use of more capacious aircraft on domestic and international routes, with the aim of rebooking the passengers involved in cancellations on the first flights available on the same day. Alitalia expects 60% of passengers to be able to travel on the same day on November 25th.
The invitation to travellers who have purchased a ticket to fly from 13:00 to 17:00 on 25 November is to “check the status of their flight, before going to the airport, on the alitalia.com website, by calling the toll-free number 800.65 .00.55 (from Italy) or the number +39.06.65649 (from abroad), or by contacting the travel agency where they bought the ticket Passengers who purchased an Alitalia ticket to travel on November 25th, in the event of cancellation or modification of the flight schedule, they can change the reservation without penalty or ask for a refund of the ticket (only if the flight has been cancelled or has been delayed for more than 5 hours) until December 2nd “.
But it is also on the corporate front that the waters remain agitated. As Repubblica has revealed , a plan B makes its way to the consortium composed of Atlantia-Fs-Delta and Tesoro, which in all these months has failed to put a concrete purchase proposal on the plate. Lufthansa’s interest has also been limited to intentions. And so it seems more and more probable a different attempt to raise, which passes through a commissioner with the mandate to heal the company and sell it probably to stew.
A scenario to which the unions react. “For the umpteenth time we learn from the press media allegedly relevant news about the troubling Alitalia crisis. So far, despite repeated requests, the Government has not decided to start a confrontation with those who represent the workers, more than 11,000 direct and more than 30 thousand by Alitalia, “said the Secretary General, Claudio Tarlazzi, and the National Secretary Ivan Viglietti of Uiltrasporti. For the trade unionists, they are worried about the “solutions of thousands of potential spills”. “If this were confirmed, we would be faced with a manifest inability of the Government and of politics to manage the industrial crisis of a sector vital to the country”. Chisano Tarlazzi and Viglietti. ” The Government will stop playing so superficially with the future of Alitalia workers and immediately convene the Syndicate. There is no more time or patience to make room for more theaters “.