Ryanair’s ground staff want their employer to respect “fundamental employment rights”. Until this is implemented, there will have to be a strike – possibly until January 2023.
Madrid (dpa) – The start of a strike by low-cost airline Ryanair’s cabin crew, which had been planned for months, has slightly disrupted air travel in Spain. The USO union said 10 flights were canceled on Monday following the strike.
Also, 111 late in the afternoon. The Irish airline said the strike would cause “if any disruption” to operations over the next few months.
Spain-based Ryanair’s cabin crew are demanding better working conditions. After the first work stoppages in June and July failed, responsible unions USO and Tsitsipla announced at the end of July that they would strike every week from Monday to Thursday between August 8 and January 7, 2023. The report says Ryanair is not following Spanish law and is refusing to negotiate.
Those are the requirements
It calls for compliance with “basic labor rights”, including at least 22 working days of annual leave, occupational health and safety legislation and wage increases to pre-pandemic levels.
Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Girona, Ibiza and Santiago de Compostela have also been hit by Ryanair strikes. During strikes, only a relatively small number of flights will be canceled as they maintain the “minimum services” required by Spanish legislation. At Palma airport on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, only one flight to and from Hamburg was canceled on Monday, especially for German holidaymakers.
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