More delays loom as Ryanair pilots announce the fifth blow

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    In Ireland Ryanair pilots has announced the fifth one-day strike since 12 July.
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In Ireland Ryanair pilots has announced the fifth one-day strike since 12 July.

The pilots, who are also striking today, confirmed last night they refuse to work next Friday, August 10.

A total of 20 flights will be cancelled that day, with plans 3,500 Irish passengers travel affected by the strike.

The pilots of Ryanair from Belgium and Sweden have already announced a strike on the same day.

German pilots Union VC has supported the strike, while the pilots in the Netherlands have done likewise, although no details of what measures will be taken, or not yet revealed.

It comes as talks between unions and company have made little progress.

The pilots made 11 requirements on a number of issues, including the allocation of transfers, vacations and rewards.

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The Union says that it gave Ryanair sufficient warning about the strike.

“Within a month, the Union said that the strike is likely to continue until significant movement on the pilots of the reasonable requirements to the agreement on a fair and transparent approach to database transfers and related matters,” a statement from the Union Fórsa said.

“In 19 days with the first one-day strike took place, the company’s management agreed to only two hours of negotiations, despite repeated assurances Fórsa that it is available for discussion at any time.”

The Union argued that “the escalation of the airline dispute” on July 25, when she “threatened to fire” 100 pilots and 200 cabin crew, or to transfer them to Poland, led to the deterioration of the resolution among their employees.

“There can be a resolution of the dispute if management continues pre-condition for negotiations, which is virtually unprecedented in the Irish industrial relations,” the Union statement read.

“In a number of cases in recent weeks and months, there have been suggestions that the assistance of a third party can help in achieving consensus on issues of disagreement.

“Fórsa repeated, that it is willing to consider this option.”

Yesterday Ryanair said nearly 200,000 of its customers affected per 1000 flight cancellations in July.

He blamed the repeated air traffic control staff shortages in the UK, Germany and France, adverse weather conditions, and “unnecessary” pilot and cabin crew strikes.

However, he said that its traffic rose 4pc to 13.1 million customers.

“Our load factor remained strong at 97pc, with the decline of tariffs”, – said the chief Director of marketing Kenny Jacobs, said.

Responding to the announcement of the fifth day of the strike, the airline Ryanair has said that it condemns it. “Fórsa again rejected repeated offers by Ryanair to meet to resolve the dispute on Tuesday next,” he said.

“Ryanair has already published the details of the requirements Fórsa 11, nine of which were agreed.

“This is the fifth unnecessary strikes 25pcs pilots Irish airline Ryanair proves that Fórsa not interested in Ryanair,” the statement said.

The company said that the gap between the two sides were now “narrow”, as it has already agreed with most of the requirements of pilots.

He said that the proposal to meet now was pointless, and it will notify 3,500 Irish passengers 20 further flight cancellations on the 10 August.

Mr. Jacobs offered a sincere apology to the company for those customers whose flights are disrupted.

News of the latest strikes comes after Ryanair boss Michael O’leary refused to 2017 annual bonus in the amount of €950,000 after about 20,000 flights were canceled in the past year.

The crisis has led to turn to Ryanair, which started talks with unions in different countries.

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