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EgyptAir Pilots Quit en Masse Due to Biased Regulations

At least 250 pilots have resigned today in protest of new financial regulations that many believe to only positively benefit top management.

At least 250 EgyptAir pilots have submitted their resignations today, in protest of a new financial regulation that “violates the labour laws,” according to head of the Egyptian Pilots Association, Sherif El-Manawy. The new regulation stipulates pay rises and financial merits to EgyptAir Holding’s administrators and top management, a measure deemed “unjust” by the association. “It is a blatant bias to a particular class,” Manawy told Youm7.

EgyptAir’s new regulations also violate International Civil Aviation Organization’s standards, according to the Egyptian Civilian Pilots Syndicate, which has filed a lawsuit against the Civil Aviation Authority to request the amendment of working hours for Egyptian pilots. 

“The new regulation violates the standard minimum number of actual and simulated flight hours per day specified by international standards,” the syndicate’s secretary general Ahmed Mashaal told Youm 7.

The pilots will gather Wednesday at the headquarters to discuss the situation and potential steps to take if their demands are not heard.


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