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Ryanair and Easyjet workers set to strike in July

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Cabin crew shutdowns will continue to disrupt low-cost airline flights during the summer holidays in Spain.

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Cabin crew shutdowns will continue to disrupt low-cost airline flights during the summer holidays in Spain.

Last Saturday alone, five EasyJet and 10 Ryanair flights were canceled and 175 others were disrupted in Spain (52 EasyJet and 123 Ryanair) due to airline cabin crew strikes.

Representatives of the Spanish USO union have indicated that further strikes are planned at Ryanair for three four-day periods (a total of 12 days) in July: 12-15, 18-21 and 25-28.

“After six days on strike and given the company’s unwillingness to listen to its staff and its preference to leave thousands of passengers stranded rather than sit down to negotiate a deal under Spanish law, we have been forced to schedule more strike days,” USO spokeswoman Lidia Arasanz said.



At Easyjet, around 450 flight attendants did not work last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will go on strike on July 15, 16, 17, 29, 30 and 31. Workers based in Spain demand that their working conditions be in line with those of the rest of their colleagues in Europe.



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At Ryanair, the strike, which began at the end of June, aims to demand better working conditions for the company’s 1,900 cabin crew in Spain. The Irish company claims to be the largest passenger carrier in the Spanish market, serving “over 650 routes”.

Last week, the strike also affected workers in companies in other European countries, such as Portugal, Belgium, Italy and France. They demanded respect for labor law and an increase in wages while the company low cost prepares to have a better summer than in 2019, before the covid-19 pandemic.

Since the start of the strike at Ryanair, “more than 200 flights” have been canceled and “nearly 1,000” have been delayed, according to the USO union.

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