A new wave of Ryanair cabin crew strikes have just started this Monday 8th August and are set to continue until January of 2023.
The main strand of strikes comes from the airline’s Spanish cabin crew union members who are protesting for higher pay and better working conditions.
It is estimated that 24 hour strike action – running from Monday to Thursday – may impact up to 1.4 million passengers, or around 130,600 travellers per day. Airports in Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza, Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, Palma and Alicante will all be affected.
The strikes are being backed by union groups USO and Sitclpa, with leader of the former group Lidia Aransanz saying that ‘as the company has been unable to listen to the workers, we have been forced to call new strike days.’
Despite this, Ryanair insisted passengers shouldn’t expect many problems as the strikes are poorly supported and have minimal effect. News portal LadBible was informed that Ryanair negotiated collective agreements covering 90% of workers across Europe.
‘In recent months we have been negotiating improvements to those agreements as we work through the Covid recovery phase’ said a spokesperson. ‘Those negotiations are going well and we do not expect widespread disruption this summer.’