Ryanair’s Irish Pilots To Strike On July 12, 2018

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Ryanair’s Irish pilots today overwhelmingly voted in favor of strike that will take place on July 12, 2018.

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Pilots are protesting transfers between bases and there are further strike dates planned that are yet to be announced.

You can access Ryanair’s website here.

Here’s an excerpt from BBC (access their piece here):

Ryanair pilots based in Ireland have voted to strike for 24 hours on Thursday 12 July – the start of the traditional holidays in NI.

It is likely to affect thousands of holidaymakers who travel to Dublin to take flights at that time of year.

Although only pilots based in the Republic of Ireland voted to strike, the union has warned it could have knock-on effects for flights elsewhere.

The dispute is over management’s approach to transfers between bases.

Conclusion

Pilots are here trying to get the management to negotiate. Let’s see if this strike will be called off as it would be really disruptive for travelers to/from Ireland.

Remember that Ryanair has Duty to Care per EC 261/2004 but cash compensation doesn’t apply because strikes are considered force majeure. Airline is required to provide food and refreshments in case of delays and provide accommodation too.

Full service airlines normally rebook affected passengers to other services even on competitors but not sure how Ryanair handles this when they don’t have interline agreements in place?

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