Irish holidaymakers could see their travel plans disrupted this summer after Ryanair staff across Europe announced plans to go on strike at the end of the month.
This action could have a significant impact on Irish passengers as flights could be forced to cancel.
Fears that a situation similar to that seen in France last week could play out again in Ireland have now surfaced after Ryanair’s French cabin crew went on strike on Sunday and Monday, demanding better pay and of work.
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According to a union representative, the strike led to the cancellation of more than 40 flights.
Here is an overview of the planned strike dates for Portugal, Spain and Italy.
Ryanair’s Portuguese cabin crew have said a tree strike day will take place on June 24, 25 and 26.
The strike could see 50 possible flights to and from Ireland to Portugal affected over the three days.
Workers are demanding respect for Portuguese law and better working conditions, the Portuguese civil aviation staff union SNPVAC said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This mobilization is not only an opportunity to highlight the multiple attacks on the dignity of workers and to make this reality known, but also a moment of unity and solidarity against dumping”, added the union.
The strike in Portugal comes just a day after Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew announced a six-day strike.
The action will take place on June 24, 35, 26 and 30 and July 1 and 2.
Workers cited dissatisfaction with working conditions and wages as the reason for the strike.
Ryanair’s Italian cabin crew became the latest to announce strikes after unions representing staff in Italy called a 24-hour strike on June 25.
The action will coincide with walkouts in Spain and Portugal.
The FILT-CGIL and UIL Trasporti unions have said they want improved wages and conditions after staging a four-hour work stoppage earlier in June.
Ryanair’s Irish cabin crew did not vote in favor of the strike, but the strike will potentially affect thousands of Irish people with holiday plans this summer.
The Irish Mirror has contacted Ryanair for comment.
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