A spokeswoman for the cabin association further reports: “It is expected that KLM will hand in staff for loans that it has to pay off, our members would love to fly and pay off debts, but the government makes mo hetson godson.”
“The Dutch state wanted to make Schiphol the cheapest airport in Europe at all costs, the lowest rates, the lowest wages, and only focus on costs instead of personnel. We are all reaping the sour fruits of that now. It is unbelievably poorly organized and incomprehensible that the same government at KLM now only wants to steer at cost, make the same mistake. No wage increases, no room for growth. Business operations and entrepreneurship are being completely destroyed,” concludes the union.
The union is disappointed that they can finally fly again for KLM and have passengers on board after two years of the corona pandemic, but that their work is being disrupted by the problems at Schiphol.
On Saturday, KLM decided not to take any more passengers on European flights with destination Schiphol, because of the crowds at the airport. As a result, planes fly empty back to Schiphol. In any case, the measure will be in effect all Saturday. “On Sunday we will look further,” said a KLM spokeswoman.