More than a hundred delays are piling up at Spanish airports, but the airline assures the interruptions will affect Spain “minimally”
After the strikes at the end of June and much of July by Ryanair (TCP) cabin crew that caused the cancellation of more than a hundred flights in Spain, the new round of strikes started this Monday, this time not on specific days but will last until January 7 every week from Monday to Thursday will be a 24-hour strike.
In the first two weeks alone, 1.04 million passengers who bought a flight with the airline will be affected, an average of 103,000 travelers a day, after the USO and Sitcpla unions called out the 1,600 employees of the companies Ryanair, Crewlink and Workforce. The unions demand that the company negotiate the first collective agreement with the TCPs, but confirm that “they have not made the slightest attempt to approach each other”.
On the day of this Monday (until 1 p.m.), 10 flights have been canceled and 111 delays, according to union data. The flights affected by the cancellations were mainly between Barcelona and Milan, Menorca, Rome and London, round trip, as well as between Palma de Mallorca and Hamburg, also round trip.
While the demands of the first strike call on salary improvements and the application of the legal minimums of Spanish labor law are maintained, they have now added others, such as the “immediate relocation” of the 11 workers made redundant during the strikes in June and July due to “support their right to strike”. They also demand the paralysis of all sanctions files open to more than a hundred workers because of the strikes.
In a statement, Ryanair assured that this new strike will have a “minimal or eventual interruption” in the company’s operations, although at the same time it confirms the 10 cancellations accumulated.
He recalls that they recently reached an agreement with CC OO on salaries, working days and allowances for their cabin crew in Spain. In addition, he noted that recent strikes have had “little support and minimal impact” on flights, as it operates more than 3,000 daily flights and less than 1% has been canceled or delayed as a result of the strike.
If there is no negotiation with the airline, the canceled flights will not only affect the summer, but will last until January 2023. Spain. In fact, according to the planned calendar, there will be strikes from December 5 to 8 -coinciding with the Immaculate Bridge-, from 12 to 15, from 19 to 22 and from 26 to 29 of that month, coinciding with Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Source: La Verdad
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