Allegiant pilots consider strike action

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 11, 2018 16:21

Allegiant pilots consider strike action

Allegiant Air pilots are threatening to strike over delays to the implementation of a new scheduling system, which was agreed in a labour contract between the airline and the pilot’s International Brotherhood of Teamsters signed in July 2016.

“Pilots at Allegiant Air, one of the country’s most profitable airlines, voted with 93.5 percent support to authorize a strike should it become necessary,” said a statement from the pilots’ union. “The vote comes in response to Allegiant’s years-long refusal to live up to its commitments and fix a sham scheduling system that has negatively impacted the lives of many pilots and their families.”

Allegiant Air argues that the delay in updating the scheduling system is because their vendor, Crewing Solutions, has had to modify their software to meet the airline’s needs.

“Allegiant is paying for significant development work necessary to enable the system to solve schedules in compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations and our collective bargaining agreement,” said an airline statement.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 11, 2018 16:21