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Holiday Soon? Flying with Ryan Air JUST became an issue…

Can you guess what I’m on about?

That deadly word – STRIKE!

A UNION rep has said that Ryanair cabin crew will go on strike this summer in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium – holiday hot spots for Brits.

The strike dates are due to be announced today by the unions and will cause chaos for Brits who have booked hols to the continent.

Union rep Antonio Escobar added that other countries may also join the action.

The cabin crew are joining Irish Ryanair pilots who on Tuesday announced a strike for July 12, saying Europe’s largest low-cost carrier had failed to improve working conditions enough after recognising unions in December.

Ryanair, which flies in 37 countries and carried 130 million passengers last year, averted widespread strikes before Christmas by deciding to recognise trade unions for the first time in its 32-year history.

But it has since struggled to reach agreement on terms with several of them.

A Ryanair spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “These demands are pointless since Ryanair cabin crew already earn up to €40,000 per year (£35,000), more than double the ‘living’ wage.

“They work a fixed five-on/three-off roster (a bank holiday weekend every week)

“Staff cannot fly (by law) more than 900 hours per year, an average of 18 hours per week.

“They enjoy rosters that exceed all European Aviation Safety Agency minimum rest requirements.

“Staff receive free training, sick pay and an annual uniform allowance of €400 (£353) and are incentivised to sell on board with industry leading sales bonuses (10 per cent).

Source  – (The Sun)

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