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Ryanair 24-hour pilots strike affects Faro route

ryanairThe Portugália Airlines cabin crew’s July strike has been cancelled after a workers meeting was held and an understanding reached, according to information from the National Staff Union of Flight of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC).

The strike had been called by SNPVAC in protest of discrimination against working hours, with the union accusing the TAP group of not granting the crew of Portugália "the same rights" offered to other workers of the TAP group.

The Ryanair strike, planned for 25 and 26 July, to go ahead as management remains unwilling to disrupt its terms of employment rules to accept that local legislation applied to local employees.

A pilots’ strike at the airline today, July 12th, is causing chaos for thousands of passengers. Ryanair has cancelled 10% of its flights.

For the duration of the day (12 July) pilots have downed joysticks over disagreements on seniority and promotions after with 99% supporting the action according to pilot union Forsa.

Ryanair refutes the 99% figure and states that only 27% have supported the strike in the Republic of Ireland with the airline cancelling 30 out of 290 flights.

Passengers who are affected have been messaged by text and email and will be offered a refund.

Ryanair issued a statement, “We have tried to avert this disruption, which is unnecessary given Ryanair pilots’ and their union FORSA has received written proposals on seniority, annual leave and base transfers, which are what FORSA claims are the reasons for this strike, yet FORSA has rejected 21 separate invitations to meet Ryanair to negotiate these documents.”

Regarding those who are affected, they warned: “We regrettably must plan for some disruptions on Thurs, and try to minimise their impact, especially upon Irish customers and their families travelling on holidays to Portugal, France, Spain, Italy and Greece.

“We will do this by cancelling a number of flights on high-frequency routes from Ireland to London and other UK Province destinations where customers can transfer readily to other flights on Thurs or switch their travel to later on Fri, Sat or subsequent days.”

 

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-1 #3 Denby 2018-07-13 17:42
A Ryanair flight leaves Dublin Airport at least every 7 minutes to go to around 30 European destinations every day and these are often multiple trips to the one destination.
It is very useful for flights landing in Dublin from North American to use Ryanair flights from Dublin to connect them to the rest of Europe.
As Ryanair is an Irish company and it's operations are under the Irish Aviation Authority and it's entire workforce of around 2000 employees are employed under Irish employment law.
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0 #2 AL 2018-07-12 12:21
Quoting Richard 2:
What possible justification can there be to refuse to accept that local legislation be applied to local employees?

Me thinks that there might be a bit of $$$ involved.
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+2 #1 Richard 2 2018-07-12 10:30
Unbeknownst to many, only 7% of Ryanair's business is in Ireland; hence a whopping 93% is European or UK. Latest published figures show that Italy is Ryanair's largest business segment followed closely by the UK and Spain.

What possible justification can there be to refuse to accept that local legislation be applied to local employees?
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