The ninth day of the Ryanair flight crew strike called by the USO and the SITCPLA provoked this Thursday the cancellation of nine flights there delays in other 215with the highest incidence at Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Mallorca airports.
According to information provided by the USO, until 7:00 p.m. Barcelona six flights had been canceledthree arrivals and three departures, and four in Palma de Mallorca (two departures and two arrivals).
An outward flight to Rabat bound for Málagatwo in Madrid (entry and exit), two more in Rome-Fiumicino (with origin and destination in Barcelona) and two more in Jérez. In total, although there are nine suspended flights, if arrivals and departures are taken into account, the figure is double.
Also, they were counted delays on 215 other flightsin this case more accused in Palma de Mallorca (53 inbound or outbound flights delayed); followed by Barcelona-El Prat (38); Madrid (25); Malaga (24); Sevilla (21); Ibiza (19); Valencia (15); Alicante (8); Girona (7); Santiago de Compostela (5) and Madrid (3). The company has not released tracking data.
Today’s strikes are part of the strike of 12 days convened by USO and Sitcpla compel the airline to renegotiate a collective agreement. The centrals denounce the practices of the Irish low-cost company and warn that it does not adapt the contracts to Spanish legislation.
Specifically, they are made Tuesday to Friday July 15, 18 to 21 and July 25 to 28 at the ten Spanish airports where Ryanair operates.
The day of strike this Wednesday settled with a total of 11 flights canceled and 231 delayedwhile on strike on Tuesday (when the new set of called stops started) a total of 15 flights canceled and 234 delayed.
The unions had already called another six days end of June and the first days of July, coinciding with the first operation out of the summer. At that time, 215 flights with origin or destination Spain they were canceled there more than 1225 delays experiencedaccording to the latest data from the unions.
The trade union centers continue to complain that the company continues without listening to the workers and that he has not sat down to negotiate an agreement according to Spanish law, which is why the strikes continue.
The USO union denounces the dismissal of seven crew members
The USO union denounced this Thursday the illegal dismissal of seven cabin crew at Ryanair since the start of the strike which celebrates its third day this Thursday for reasons “that the Labor Inspectorate has already warned that they were not legal”. On the other hand, the airline notes that “respects Spanish law and the right to strike“, but the crew cannot refuse to perform flights on minimum service, since this action is “illegal”.
In a press release, the USO assures that the seven crew members -three from the base in Malaga, two from Barcelona, one in Girona and another in Santiago de Compostela- have been dismissed in a “to wither for not obeying unlawful orders” of the airline during the days of the strike.
According to the union, in various meetings to which the labor inspectorate summoned the legal representatives of the workers and of Ryanair, “they warned the company that they had to comply with Spanish legislation on the right to strike”.
The company says there have been “a small number of instances ‘where crew members’refused to operate minimum service flightsand caused an “unnecessary disruption” to passengers’ travel plans. The airline explains that all minimum service flights are “clearly” communicated to the entire crew, since strike action is not permitted on these protected flights.