Ryanair questions strike action in Ireland


Ryanair has written to Irish trade union Forsa asking it to call off strike action planned for next Thursday.

The union, which includes the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, is threatening a 24-hour strike on July 12, the start of a traditional two-week holiday in Northern Ireland.

Ryanair says the union has already received its proposals on base transfers and a seniority list and has been invited to meet Ryanair to discuss them.

“Forsa has no reason to unnecessarily disrupt our customers’ flights next Thursday. Why won’t Forsa meet us when every other union already has?” it said in a statement.

Ryanair had earlier responded to customers’ queries on Twitter saying it is planning to operate its normal schedule and passengers will be emailed details next Tuesday if the strike is going ahead.

However, the pilots’ union has warned the industrial action could also have a knock on effect on Ryanair flights in other destinations.

In a separate move, the International Transport Workers Federation is planning a two-day summit for Ryanair cabin crews across Europe, to be held in Dublin.

It is warning of possible further industrial action if Ryanair does not address its concerns.

source: Travel Mole

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