Ryanair strikes: 91 flights were cancelled or delayed on Wednesday
The trade union representing the vast majority of the 1,200 Ryanair cabin crew based in Spain, USO, have detailed the cancelled and delayed flights from yesterday, Wednesday 20th July, due to another day of industrial action by Ryanair cabin crew at the airline's ten bases throughout the country.
As of 1pm, six flights had been cancelled and 85 delayed, according to USO, which is due to the failure of negotiations between the company and the trade unions, so the cabin crew set new strike dates that resumed on Monday.
Specifically, this current action at Ryanair, called by the USO and Sitcpla unions, will last for four days, after starting on Monday and finishing today (Thursday 21st July).
In total, the unions have announced twelve new 24-hour strike days for Ryanair crew members based at ten airports in Spain throughout the month of July, with only 4 days remaining after today, from Monday 25th July to Thursday 29th July, which are: Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Palma and Ibiza.
With regard to EasyJet, the dispute between the company and the workers could affect those travelling between 29th and 31st July to or from the company's Spanish bases in Barcelona, Palma and Malaga.
The cabin crew staff are demanding a change of attitude from their employer, and that the negotiation of a collective agreement be resumed that includes decent working conditions following Spanish legislation for its workers.
This means that the nightmare returns for thousands of passengers who fear that their long-awaited summer holidays could get off to a turbulent start.