Here’s how much (less) Ita pilots and flight attendants will earn

Here's how much (less) Ita pilots and flight attendants will earn

All salary cuts in Italy compared to Alitalia. The article by Gianni Dragoni for Il Sole 24 Ore

Salaries halved for pilots and flight attendants hired by Ita compared to Alitalia's paychecks. According to an initial processing of the data communicated by Ita, made by trade union sources, the cut in wages can reach and, in some cases, exceed 50 percent of the old company's paychecks.

The new company chaired by Alfredo Altavilla has delivered to the trade unions the 94-page "Corporate Regulation applicable to the employees of Italia Transport Air Spa", which replaces the collective agreement, because an agreement has not been reached.

BEGIN HIRING

Ita yesterday started hiring sailors, in total there will be about 1,550 out of the 2,800 total employees with whom it expects to take off with the first flights on October 15th. By 23 September, Altavilla told the Chamber, the company must deliver to ENAC the personnel lists for the 52 aircraft that make up the initial fleet. The aircraft arrive from Alitalia, awaiting the purchase of new jets, which should arrive next year.

HOW MUCH AN ITA COMMANDER EARN

Here are the data processed by union sources. An Ita commander with an average activity of 60 monthly flight hours will receive 6,217 euros gross per month, compared to 12,534 euros for an Alitalia commander, therefore half. Comparisons are made on the basis of simulations, therefore there is scope for fluctuation in practical application. For example, these data do not take into account seniority, they are comparisons made on average values.

THE SALARY OF THE RIDERS

An Ita pilot, always with an average activity of 60 hours per month, should have a gross paycheck of 3,598 euros, 55 percent lighter than the 8,027 euros of an Alitalia pilot with the same flight hours. In this case the reduction would be 55 percent.

CUTS FOR FLIGHT ASSISTANTS

For flight attendants, that is, hostesses and stewards, with an average of 60 flight hours per month, the union calculations say that the salary in Italy would be 1,680 euros gross, compared to 2,582 euros for Alitalia. With a 35 percent reduction.

The values ​​would change with 90 hours of flight per month, the maximum achievable peak to comply with safety regulations. With more flight hours, salaries increase, always with a high cut compared to Alitalia.

SALARY LOWER THAN EASYJET AND RYANAIR

The unions also made a comparison with the salaries of other companies. Always assuming an average activity of 60 hours of flight, an Ita commander would earn 48% less than an easyJet colleague (12,000 euros gross monthly) or 37% less than a Ryanair commander (11,500 euros).

THE SALARY OF AIRFRANCE AND LUFTHANSA

The values ​​of giants like Air France are unapproachable, the highest salary for a commander, 15,000 euros gross per month (in Ita -58%), and Lufthansa, with 13,500 euros gross (in Ita -54%).

HOW MUCH POSTE AIR CARGO PILOTS EARN

To earn more, the commanders of the new public company should not necessarily hope to go to work for the large European companies or for the major low cost companies. A commander of Poste Air Cargo, which only carries out freight and mail transport and not passenger activities, also earns more: 9,900 euros gross per month, according to data from the unions. Therefore an Ita commander would earn 37% less.

LESS HOLIDAYS AND REST

Also cuts for holidays and rest periods. The Navaid crew association says that "the regulatory part, by way of example only, assigns the sailor only 19 days of vacation a year, of which only 6 in the May-September period". The unions protest. According to Altavilla, the cuts are necessary to make the costs of the new company, controlled by Mef, competitive.

( excerpt from an article published here )


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/stipendi-ita-pilota-assistenti-volo/ on Sun, 03 Oct 2021 13:11:46 +0000.