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SUMMER MADNESS Ryanair Unions Plan Strike Action

Monday July 2, 2018

SUMMER MADNESS Ryanair Unions Plan Strike Action

Ryanair cabin crews plan strike action this summer, a move which would have a substantial impact on Lanzarote tourist arrivals.

Ryanair cabin crew unions in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium have resolved to take strike action this summer and will be holding a meeting in Dublin later this week to select dates for their planned walk out.

The industrial action has been called as a result of the airlines refusal to comply with labour laws governing the use of agency workers in each of these countries. The unions plan to give as much notice about strike dates as possible, in order to give Ryanair bosses maximum time to back down and reach a new consensus.

Ryanair are responsible for carrying some 2 million tourists to Lanzarote every year, around half of them on flights from the UK. So any strike action would have a significant negative impact on the travel plans of thousands of tourists hoping to visit the island.

Unions working within Ryanair have successfully pursued similar summer brinkmanship strategies in the past. However, it is impossible to know whether the airline’s management will capitulate on this occasion.

Ryanair, along with other airlines, have already been hit by the industrial action taken by French air traffic controllers over the weekend, which resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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