Dutch pilots join this Friday’s Ryanair strike

in Business · 27-09-2018 10:45:00 · 0 Comments

Ryanair pilots from the Netherlands have vowed to stand alongside their cabin crew colleagues from five countries including Portugal, when they stay home in protest this Friday, in the latest bout of action to dog the Irish low-cost airline.

Earlier this month Ryanair cabin crew unions from five countries announced joint Europe-wide strike action to take place on Friday, 28 September, to be staged by workers from Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Spain.
The impending wave of action is expected to affect flights across Europe, although the airline vehemently refuted suggestions made following its announcement, that the action would “cause chaos”.
Now pilots from the Netherlands have said they will be joining their colleagues in the strike, and it has also been reported that cabin crew in Germany might also align.

Cabin crew are demanding Europe’s largest budget airline applies the national legislation of their countries of origin to their contracts, in particular in terms of parental leave and minimum wage guarantee.
In addition, they want Ryanair to withdraw disciplinary proceedings due to medical casualties or sales on board aircraft below the company’s targets.
The unions have threatened monthly strikes should their calls go unanswered.


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