Hundreds of Ryanair flights cancelled today, as the Union blames the lack of EU regulation for strikes

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    “Legal vacuum” caused by the European Commission, partly to blame for the ongoing strike by the airline Ryanair, the European transport workers ‘ Federation took.
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“Legal vacuum” caused by the European Commission, partly to blame for the ongoing strike by the airline Ryanair, the European transport workers ‘ Federation took.

In an open letter to the Commissioner of transport, Violeta Bulc, the Federation said the EC is obliged to prevent “social dumping” where companies offer lax labor laws in different countries – and warned that the risks of new transport disruptions “in the coming weeks and months.”

The warning from the Federation came as hundreds of flights across Europe cancelled this morning pilot of the airline Ryanair strikes, affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

The staff of Ryanair pilots in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium was a strike today for 24 hours, resulting in hundreds of airline flights were cancelled, including 20 to and from Ireland.

As many as 250 flights across Germany were affected, with the airline having earlier this week announced an additional 146 abolished in Ireland, Belgium and Sweden.

Ryanair has described the German attack as “unjustified”.

The airline sought a court injunction to prevent pilots in the Netherlands from the blow. But the court said yesterday the pilots of Ryanair in the Netherlands may not be deprived of this right.

Dutch pilot Union VNV, earlier this week described today’s strike as a “Wake-up call” for Ryanair.


CEO of Ryanair Michael O’leary photo: OSI

European and international transport workers ‘ Federation said in its letter to the European Commission, which was also addressed to the employment and social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, the EU has pledged to start a “social package in aviation” at the beginning of this year, but that no such provision has not been made.

“It is because of this legal vacuum that blows, such as this summer Ryanair is happening,” he argued.

“The requirements of” social dumping “from the Federation of transport workers is nonsense,” – said the representative of Ryanair.

“Ryanair complies with all applicable EU and national legislation in 37 different markets in which we operate,” she added.

Last night, Ryanair said: “it has taken all measures to minimize harm” to passengers.

He also urged the striking unions to return to the negotiating table, not “to call any more unwarranted blows”.

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