Ryanair crew call new strike

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By James Parkes

Cabin crew will go on strike in five Euro­pean coun­tries

LOW-COST air­line Ryanair will be hit by an­other mul­ti­coun­try 24-hour strike by cabin crew on Septem­ber 28.

Cabin crew unions in Spain, Ger­many, Italy, Bel­gium and Por­tu­gal have al­ready filed the call with of­fi­cial EU bod­ies in Brussels.

In Spain, a meet­ing sched­uled be­tween Ryanair man­agers and cabin crew unions with the gen­eral di­rec­tor and the em­ploy­ment min­is­ter on Septem­ber 5 had to be can­celled as the di­rec­tor was forced to re­sign (see main ar­ti­cle on this page).

Unions claim the com­pany has since 'not shown any in­ten­tion of ne­go­ti­at­ing' over salaries and work con­di­tions as they de­mand. The unions also claim the Septem­ber 28 stop­page will bring chaos to air­ports in Europe, but Ryanair of­fi­cials have rapidly an­swered by say­ing the im­pact of strikes this sum­mer has been 're­duced to min­i­mum' due to ad­vanced can­cel­la­tions and re­lo­ca­tion of pas­sen­ger book on af­fect flights.

The com­pany has also said the dur­ing the pilots' strike in Ire­land 280 of its 300 flights op­er­ated nor­mally be­cause '75%of Ir­ish pilots turned up for work as usual'.

Mean­while, a Ryanair pilots' strike in Ger­many on Wed­nes­day forced the com­pany to can­cel 150 of 400 sched­uled flights un­til yes­ter­day (Thurs­day) morn­ing.

Of the 44 Spain-bound flights can­celled, 12 af­fected pas­sen­ger at Ali­cante-Elche and Va­len­cia air­ports and two at Mur­cia-San Javier.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Spain

© PressReader. All rights reserved.