Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights over pilots strike
Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action today, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.
"Second 24-hour strike by @IALPA Ryanair members under way," the Irish pilots' union tweeted in reference to a first stoppage last week.
Ryanair earlier this week hit out over the latest strike, saying it affected about seven per cent of passengers flying between Ireland and the UK.
The Dublin-based carrier has said that about 100,000 passengers will be affected by next week's strikes.
Unions are asking that Ryanair staff be employed according to the national legislation of the country they operate in, rather than that of Ireland as is currently the case.
They also want the airline to give contractors the same work conditions as its own employees. Ryanair staff are demanding that the airline recognise unions for pilots and cabin crew and that it negotiate with a representative chosen by these unions and not the company.
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