easyJet employs people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe, complying with national laws. This has a higher cost than the approach taken by some other airlines who employ all their people on one contract, irrespective of where they may work. easyJet does this so that its roles are attractive locally and to reflect each country’s employment practices.
Many of easyJet’s employees are represented by unions or other representative bodies. easyJet recognises the importance of actively engaging with these bodies across its operations to promote the success of the business. It works with 18 unions and nine representative bodies across eight countries, undertaking dialogue and negotiation on a regular basis. easyJet released employee representatives for a total of 4,397 days at an estimated cost of £1.64 million in the 2015 financial year.