Ryanair unions announce 12 more days of strike in July





Ryanair unions have called twelve more days of strike for its cabin crew (TCP) during the month of July, after the six days of strikes that have been carried out and that ended this Saturday.

In a statement, the convening unions USO and Sitcpla announce new days of stoppages on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in the ten Spanish airports where Ryanair operates: Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Girona, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.

The unions and crew of Ryanair explain that, in this way, they protest again and demand from the airline “a change of attitude” so that it resumes the negotiation of a collective agreement “that includes decent working conditions and under Spanish legislation for its workers”.

In statements to the media, the general secretary of USO at Ryanair, Lidia Arasanz, has assured that the unions “have been forced” to call new strike days again after the six days of strike that have so far generated 200 cancellations and almost a thousand delays in all the country.

The 12 new days of strike will be, like the previous ones, 24 hours and all Ryanair workers in Spain are called to support them. “We hope that the next ones are exactly the same as these because the workers have not stopped fighting for their rights and the company must listen to them and sit down at the table” to resume the negotiation of the collective agreement, Arasanz has claimed.

USO and SITCPLA demand that the Government and, specifically, the Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, “not allow Ryanair violates labor legislation and constitutional rights such as the right to strike and act against a company that does not abide by court rulings, does not comply with the law and uses fear, coercion and threats against its employees”.

Ten cancellations from Ryanair and five from Easyjet this Saturday

With regard to the strikes of the cabin crew of Easyjet and Ryanair that are taking place this Saturday, until 1:00 p.m. they already leave a fortnight of canceled flights and almost two hundred delays.

So they have been canceled 10 flights and produced 123 delays in this sixth day of strike of the Ryanair TCP in the ten bases of the airline in Spain despite having a minimum service of 100%.

This strike day at Ryanair coincides with the second, out of a total of nine, of the cabin crew of the British low-cost company EasyJetwhich has been called by the USO union for July 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31 at the airports of Malaga, El Prat and Palma de Mallorca.

In Easyjet, there have been 5 cancellations and 52 delays this Saturday of flights until 13 hours.

The general secretary of USO at Easyjet, Miguel Galán, has assured that this Saturday’s session “is being supported by the vast majority of cabin crew” at all bases, especially in Malaga, where 50% of the flights have been cancelled. And all this, “despite the abusive minimum services applied by Easyjet”.


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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