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Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium to join strike across Europe later this month

Ryanair Cabin Crew In Belgium To Join Strike Across Europe Later This Month

Trade unions representing Ryanair’s cabin crew plan to strike later in June in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe, allowing passengers to and from Belgium during an peak holiday weekend and an EU summit. Disruption increased.

Neon, representing Ryanair workers in various European countries, said on Friday that they were planning a strike in Belgium and Portugal from June 24 to 26, a strike in France on June 25-26 and a strike in Italy on June 25. were planning.

He also announced plans to strike in Spain on 24 June, 25 June, 26 June, 30 June and 1-2 July.

Adding to the disruptions, Brussels Airlines unions planned industrial action around the same period. read full story

The ACV and BBTK unions said they were forced to take action because Ryanair was not respecting Belgian labor law on issues such as minimum wages or wages for cabin workers for some pre- and post-flight work. to cover

He said Irish low-cost airline Ryanair operated 17 flights from Charleroi Airport and two from Brussels.

A spokesman for Ryanair said on Friday that unions should return to the negotiating table to make reforms rather than disrupt Belgian customers’ travel plans.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday that the union allegations were “complete nonsense”.

“We fully comply with Belgian law, we have labor agreements with both pilot unions and cabin crew unions,” he told a news conference, noting that less than 40% of Ryanair’s Belgium was sold during a strike in April. Flights were affected.

More than 60% of flights to and from Belgium operate on aircraft that are not based in the country.

Separately, unions said on Thursday that the pilots and cabin crew of Brussels Airlines, a unit of Lufthansa, would go on strike on June 23-25.

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