Thursday, 26 July 2018

Ryanair Pilots Announce Further Industrial Action.

Ryanair pilots have announced a fourth strike day at Dublin airport on August 3 whilst accusing the airline of escalating the dispute by threatening crew with redundancies.

The low-cost carrier said the ongoing strikes were behind its decision to cut its fleet at the Irish airport by at least 20% next winter.

It has issued protective notices to 300 of its staff, saying some might be made redundant or offered transfers to other bases.

The crew union Forsa described the move as a ‘provocative act’, and claimed it was likely to harden the pilots’ resolve.
In announcing a fourth strike, Forsa said Ryanair ‘had escalated the dispute while demonstrating management’s unwillingness or inability to negotiate with unions in good faith’.

It warned further strikes will follow unless the airline’s management changes tack and negotiates in good faith on the issue of base transfers and related matters.

In a statement, Forsa added: “Ryanair’s unnecessary decision to issue protective notice to 300 of its staff is reckless and unnecessary, and demonstrates management’s unwillingness and/or inability to implement the airline’s declared intention to agree working conditions with its staff by negotiating with their chosen trade union representatives.

Full story at Ni Travel.

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