So the pilots who flies Amazon Air are embarking on a protest for poor working condition and to also request better contract deals.
In a press release by the group’s union on thursday, they said that the protest is coming as a result of the working conditions where they claim to be “overworked and unpaid.”
Atlas Air and southern Air are both owned by Atlas Air worldwide Holdings, while ABX is a branch or rather a subsidiary of parent company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Amazon is said to be one of their major customer along with DHL, and then the Armed Forces.
According to the union they say that “pilots at the three carriers say they face serious operational problems that are exacerbated by labor and below industry standards.”
A survey carried out by the union showed that 65 percent of the pilots have been asked to fly on their off days last year just to fill the customers needs.
Atlas Air Worldwide CEO during a session with business insider said that “any alleged delay in getting to the next pilot contract has been a direct result of the union’s refusal to adhere to its contractual commitments, which provide for an orderly and timely resolution of unresolved contractual issues.”
Amazon have been asked to address the issue and a reply from them is still been expected and will be posted as soon as it is received.