Ryanair cancels 24 flights due to strike by Irish pilots

Ryanair cancels 24 flights due to strike by Irish pilots

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Low-cost airline Ryanair has cancelled 24 flights after a quarter of its Irish pilots went on strike. The flights that were cancelled on Friday were between Ireland and the UK. The carrier warned it would cancel another 16 flights next Tuesday if another strike goes ahead. Friday's strike is the second by Irish pilots over pay and conditions, and the third to hit Ryanair since the airline recognised unions last December. The pilots are concerned about promotions, seniority and annual leave, among other things. In a letter to the Irish Pilots' union Forsa, Ryanair's chief people officer Eddie Wilson criticised the union for not responding to its proposals after a meeting on Wednesday. Ryanair calls on FORSA to call off 24 July strike by less than 25% of our Irish pilots (over seniority & base transfer proposals which they can't explain and which don't even affect them): pic.twitter.com/OVse5kmgMi — Ryanair (@Ryanair) July 19, 2018 "Forsa committed to getting back to Ryanair as to how this matter could be resolved so thousands more Irish holidaymakers do not have their peak season travel plans disrupted by a small group of pilots who can't explain what ....


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