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Irish-Based Ryanair Pilots Confirm Strike For Mid-July

By Darragh Berry

July 3, 2018 at 2:35pm

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It has been confirmed that Irish based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a dispute over terms and conditions.

The pilots have announced that they will notify the airline if any further cancellations are to take place.

The 24-hour strike is planned on Thursday 12 July.

They say that Ryanair is not taking their demands seriously and that they need quicker progress when it comes to pay and conditions for staff.

This comes one day after it was said that ATC strikes and staff shortages caused over 1,100 flight cancellations in June compared to just 41 cancellations in June 17.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

"Ryanair’s June traffic grew by 7% to 12.6m customers, while our load factor remained strong at 96%, on the back of lower fares.

"Regrettably over 210,000 Ryanair customers had their flights cancelled in June because of 4 weekends of ATC strikes and repeated UK, German and French ATC staff shortages.

"Ryanair calls for urgent action by the EU Commission and European governments to ameliorate the effect of ATC strikes and staff shortages in the UK, Germany and France from disrupting the travel plans of millions of Europe’s consumers this summer.”

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