Jetstar Japan Hit by Designated Strike, Expanding to 36 Members on 29th

Jetstar Japan airplane

Jetstar Japan’s labor union, the Jetstar Crew Association (JCA), has announced that 36 members will carry out a designated strike on December 29th.

The strike will include 9 captains, 5 first officers, and 22 cabin crew members. The planned flights affected, excluding duplicates, total 55 domestic and international flights. Previously, 4 members had carried out the strike on the 22nd, 8 members on the 23rd and 24th, 9 members on the 25th, and 14 members on the 26th. On the 27th, 24 members are set to strike.

The JCA, which is an organized labor union for pilots and cabin crew, was formed in July 2018. They initiated a soft strike by refusing work schedule changes from December 1st. After negotiations failed to conclude by the night of the 21st, the union proceeded with a designated strike starting on the 22nd. Although one flight per day was canceled from the 24th to the 26th, the JCA has claimed the cause to be the strike, while the company has cited crew illnesses as the reason.

The JCA and the company are scheduled to conduct collective labor negotiations from 3 pm to 5 pm on the 27th, in Shimbashi, Tokyo.

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