Ryanair strike 2022: flights affected by Spain cabin crew

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The announcement of further strikes came on the last day of the current crew strike

The announcement came on the final day of the current crew strike, which originally started on Thursday and forced Ryanair to cancel 10 flights in Spain on Saturday (July 2).

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Why are they pitching?

Spanish Ryanair cabin crew are on strike to demand better working conditions from the airline, with workers demanding the same conditions as their counterparts in other European countries such as France and Germany.

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USO and SITCPLA met with Ryanair bosses to discuss grievances about staff working conditions, but the airline reportedly walked out of talks with the organizations.

After the failed talks, Ryanair said negotiations had “made almost no progress” due to “unrealistic demands and a refusal to engage meaningfully” by USO and SITCPLA.

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Flights to and from Spain were canceled on July 1 and dozens more were delayed due to a cabin crew strike (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images).

In a statement, the USO union said: “Ryanair’s unions and crew are showing their protest again in this way and are calling on the airline to think differently.

“They ask [the airline] to resume negotiations for a collective agreement that includes decent working conditions and according to Spanish law for its workers.

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“Furthermore, USO and SITCPLA are demanding that the government, and in particular Minister of Labor and Social Economy Yolanda Díaz, not allow Ryanair to violate labor laws and constitutional rights such as the right to strike.

“As such, they call on Díaz to take action against a company that does not comply with court rulings, does not comply with the law, and uses fear, coercion and threats against its employees.”

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The six-day strike by Spanish Ryanair cabin crew has already resulted in 215 canceled flights to and from Spain and more than 1,255 delays.

Where and when will the strike take place?

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According to a statement by unions USO and SICTPLA on Saturday, cabin crew will go on strike for 12 more days throughout July, from 12th to 15th, 18th to 21st and 25th to 28th.

A Ryanair employee holds flyers that read “Support our strike” (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

The strike will affect the 10 Spanish airports where Ryanair operates, with disruptions expected at locations including Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, ​​Alicante, Seville, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

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According to the USO union, Thursday (June 30) strikes hit Barcelona and Malaga airports the hardest.

Are other cabin crew on strike?

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The announcement by Spain’s Ryanair cabin crew is the latest in a string of workers threatening to go on strike.

USO and SITCPLA have also said they are in talks with five other unions in Belgium, France, Italy and Portugal about planned strikes if talks continue to stall.

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A Ryanair employee speaks to a passenger at the check-in desks of Terminal 2 of Barcelona’s El Prat Airport on July 1, 2022 (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

Striking airport workers in Paris led to the cancellation of dozens of flights on Saturday and further industrial action was promised later in July.

Scandinavian airline SAS and its pilots have also confirmed collective bargaining will continue until Monday to avoid strikes. Unions say nearly 1,000 pilots in Denmark, Sweden and Norway plan to go on strike if talks fail, which SAS says could leave around 30,000 passengers stranded every day.

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