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STRIKE OUT Ryanair Services Operating Normally

Thursday July 26, 2018

STRIKE OUT Ryanair Services Operating Normally

The impact of the walk out by Ryanair cabin crew in Spain, Italy, Belgium and Portugal has so far had a fairly minimal impact on the travel plans of British and Irish tourists. 

Some observers feared a repeat of last year's pilot roster meltdown, but only two UK and Irish flights today have been cancelled to Leeds-Bradford and Shannon in Eire.  Along with three return services to Madrid, Berlin and Valencia yesterday.  Affected passengers have apparenrly been reallocated onto other services to their home destination.

A number of Ryanair services are also scheduled to arrive and depart Lanzarote today, on the second day of the strike action. But all are currently operating on time or with relatively standard, minimal delays of 15 to 30 minutes.

By comparison however passengers of other airlines such as Thomas Cook, who recently left a plane load of clients to bake on the tarmac for three hours, are facing longer delays to the UK. With the 12.35 departure to Newcastle already 1hr and 45 minutes behind schedule.

Ryanair cabin crew have been holding a peaceful protest at Arrecife airport over the last two days, which has also been observed the island’s official Labour Inspectorate. Who are also said to be investigating alleged management irregularities, with workers claiming the company has introduced supervisors from outside Spain to help break the strike.

Local workers are also protesting at being forced to work in accordance with Irish labour laws, rather than those governing employment here on the ground in Spain and are seeking the same rights as the rest of their countrymen.

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