Ryanair cabin crew in five countries are currently scheduled to go ahead with their strike on Friday this week (September 28, 2018).
Readers flying on Ryanair flights crewed from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands should check if their flights are operating as scheduled.
Here’s an excerpt from the RTE (access their piece here):
Ryanair cabin crew unions in five countries have warned that unless the airline shifts its “behaviour and attitude”, their strike planned for next Friday 28 September will proceed.
In a statement issued today, the unions representing staff in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands said meetings in recent days between union and airline representatives, some under “government mediation”, had ended without agreement on when to apply national law to employment contracts.
The unions are objecting to Ryanair’s insistence that all workers across the airline’s network – no matter where they are based – must have their employment contracts governed by Irish law.
I hope that Ryanair cabin and cockpit crew will achieve better working conditions with these strikes. The airline has used very creative ways trying to keep many of its employees as independent contractors that doesn’t really fly in Europe.
Readers that are affected with these strikes should remember that they are covered by the EC 261/2004. The airline is required to provide duty to care and rebook them to their final destinations at the earliest convenience.