Ryanair pilots are striking in five European countries, forcing the cancellation of a sixth of the firm’s flights during the holiday season peak.
The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. About 50,000 passengers are understood to have been told of cancellations on 400 flights.
Ryanair strike: One in six flights cancelled in pilot walkout (BBC)
A number of Ryanair pilots in Germany will hold a strike on Friday, as similar protests take place in Ireland, Belgium, and Sweden.
German Ryanair pilots to join strike on August 10th (Newstalk)
Ryanair HQ, Swords, Dublin
Ryanair pilots based in Ireland staging a fourth one-day stoppage after disagreements between Pilot union Fórsa and Ryanair over promotions and seniority.
This morning, Fórsa announced their fifth strike on August 10 with 20 flights cancelled, affecting up to 3,500 passengers.
The first strike took place on Jul y 12 followed by 24-hours stoppages on July 18, July 24 and today, August 3.
Wednesday: The Flights Are Not Going Out All Over Europe
Ryanair’s Europe destinations
Further to industrial action by pilots in Ireland, and cabin crew in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium…
Ryanair pilots in Belgium have announced that they will strike on 10 August as the industrial dispute at Europe’s largest airline escalates.
Earlier this morning, the Swedish pilots union confirmed that they too will strike on the same date….
The German pilots union VC has also backed strike action…
…In addition, yesterday, Ryanair’s pilots based in the Netherlands voted almost unanimously to join the campaign of industrial action…
Ryanair dispute sees pilots in Belgium set to strike (RTE)
From top: Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary; Irish pilot payslip for June 2018
Ryanair has taken the unusual step of publishing staff pay and benefit details online as workers for the airline stage strikes.
Ryanair posted details on its website of pilots’ monthly and annual salaries, which included captains from Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Germany and Portugal.
The airline claimed the pilots earned between €190,000 and €220,000 (£169,000 and £195,000) year.
It also said cabin crew earned up to €40,000 (£36,000) a year – “more than double the living wage”.
See Real Payslips Here (Ryanair)
Ryanair publishes striking workers’ payslips (Sky)
Dublin-based Ryanair pilots to strike on 3 August (RTÉ)
That’ll learn him.
Picketing pilots outside Ryanair head office as part of their series of 24-hour official IALPA (Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association) actions in a dispute over terms and conditions.
In other news, where are all the female pilots?
There she is.
Pilots picket outside outside Ryanair head office part of their series of 24-hour official IALPA (Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association) actions in a dispute about their terms and conditions.
More as we get it.
Ryanair strike under way after crunch talks with pilots fail (RTÉ)
Grounded Ryanair passengers and planes at Dublin Airport.
Above from left: Gabrial Mocho Rodriguez, International Transport Federation (ITF); Oliver Richardson, ITF; Eoin Coates, ITF; Charlotte Hall, ITF; and Kevin Donoghue, Forsa, at a press conference at the Ryanair Cabin Crews Summit Dublin in Forsa’s office at Nerney’s Court, Dublin, today.
Forsa Trade Union, Nerney’s Court, Duiblin 1.
Further to the announcement of one-day strike action by Ryanair pilots….
Ryanair cabin crew representatives have published a charter of demands for better pay and conditions, including the abolition of agency employment, and the removal of sales commission as a basis for promotions.
The representatives from across Europe have spent the last two days compiling the charter of demands under eight headings: economic conditions, safety and rostering, a fair and supportive work culture, agency employment, national contracts, sickness, sales and ground staff.
They have warned that if their demands are not met, Ryanair risks a summer of industrial action – but have no plans at present to ballot members for strike action in the 21 countries where they operate….
Ryanair cabin crew representatives publish charter of demands (RTÉ)
Yesterday: Assume The Bracing Position