CLA negotiations between KLM and VNV in “difficult phase”

posted on 14th August 2018 by Justin Burns
CLA negotiations between KLM and VNV in "difficult phase"

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Dutch Airline Pilots Association (VNV) met again yesterday to discuss the future collective labour agreement (CLA) for pilots but the airline said “regrettably” the negotiations are in a “difficult phase”.

KLM and the union are in talks over better working conditions for pilots, who reportedly would consider going on strike if the Dutch carrier fails to come up with better offers before Friday.

Both VNV and KLM have put forward proposals and KLM said it takes the objections and wishes of its pilots seriously, which is why a “strong and substantial package of measures and solutions have been tabled”.

KLM said it “believes that, in combination with the previously negotiated agreement in principle, this package should bring about the desired reduction in work pressure and improvement of the work-life balance of pilots” and added “to avoid disrupting negotiations, no further content-related details will be released at this time”.