Following recent industrial action over their working conditions, Ryanair cabin crew have agreed to strike again later this month throwing thousands of passenger’s flight plans into disarray.
With still no exact date confirmed, unions in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands have agreed to a one-day stoppage.
The decision was taken during a meeting of union representatives in Rome that saw not only cabin crew but pilots and ground personnel all represented as well.
During a group announcement, they apologised for the inconvenience it will cause passengers but put the blame squarely on Ryanair for “ignoring the labour laws of each country in which it operates” despite months of negotiations.
The date for the strike is still being discussed, but will be announced on Thursday, September 13th.
For its part, Ryanair said: “Ryanair’s people have enjoyed significant pay increases, improved terms and conditions, and we have agreed to improved seniority structures, base transfers and annual leave.
“We have done this in a year when we expect profits to fall by 15 per cent due to a combination of higher fuel prices and higher staff costs”.