Ryanair flight news: 30 UK trips cancelled as pilots strike | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair flights from the UK to Ireland will be cancelled, the travel provider has announced. The company tweeted a statement to their account revealing the changes to travel plans. The tweet stated: “Ryanair to cancel up to 30 of 290 Irish flights on Thurs 12 July, only some IRE-UK flights affected. “All Ireland to Europe flights to operate as normal as majority of Irish pilots fly on Thurs.” In a further statement the company stated they “regret” the action. It revealed that striking pilots are behind the changes in the…

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Ryanair strikes: Airline reveals only 27 per cent of pilots backed action | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has called on Irish trade union Forsa to cancel the Irish pilots strike due to take place on Thursday 12 July, calling it “unnecessary.” They asked for the the union to meet with the airline to negotiate, pointing out that just 27 percent of Irish pilots balloted backed the strike. Ryanair use over 350 pilots at its three Irish bases, Dublin Cork and Shannon. A notice was posted to Twitter on Friday. It stated: “Ryanair calls on FORSA Union to cancel next Thursday’s unnecessary Irish pilot strike, and take…

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Ryanair: Union to represent UK pilots – will cheap flights in the be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has allowed a union to represent their British pilots, meaning they will be able to negotiate for better working conditions. It means UK pilots can ask for more pay, better hours and more holiday. The changes affect 600 pilots, which makes up a quarter of all Ryanair’s pilots across Europe. Balpa will not represent the pilots, and the British Airline Pilots’ Association has signed a voluntary trade union recognition agreement. Ryanair has previously been reluctant to deal with unions.  Owner Michael O’Leary once said “hell will freeze over” before the…

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