Ryanair strikes timeline as airline struggles with escalating industrial action

Ryanair agrees to third-party mediation after Irish pilots plan another one-day strike

 Aug 8, 2018

Halfway through the fourth one-day strike by pilots employed by Ryanair in Ireland, the airline has offered an olive branch to the union.
Ryanair invited the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), which is involved in a dispute over seniority and base transfers, to third-party mediation.
But even as the union welcomed the invitation as “an unexpected and positive development”, Ryanair was sending out notices to 3,500 passengers booked on flights next Friday, 10 August – when the pilots plan their next one-day walk-out.
Read more at https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-strike-latest-flights-cancellations-ireland-europe-pilots-union-cancelled-a8476446.html

Unions hail mobilisation in unprecedented Ryanair strike

July 26, 2018

Unions representing Ryanair cabin crews said Thursday their strike in four European countries had been successful, defying the no-frills airline which has threatened job cuts.
Cabin crews in Belgium, Spain and Portugal were on a two-day strike on Wednesday and Thursday to ask they be employed under the national legislation of the country they work in, rather than that of Ireland as is currently the case.
In Italy, they only stopped work on Wednesday but said the impact had been bigger than expected.
Read more at https://phys.org/news/2018-07-unions-hail-mobilisation-unprecedented-ryanair.html

Trade unions shocked by Ryanair’s warnings to its striking staff

By André Orban

Belgian trade union CNE/LBC considers “scandalous” that Ryanair sends “no show” warning messages to its staff in the aftermath of the strike on Wednesday and Thursday.
A ‘no show’ is a gross negligence that most often leads to dismissal without compensation in case of repetition. Going on strike can in no way be considered as a fault. This goes against all international conventions“, said CNE/LBC.
Read more at https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/trade-unions-shocked-by-ryanairs-warnings-to-its-striking-staff/

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Ryanair’s mass sacking threat raises need for globally coordinated struggle of airline workers

By Steve James
2 August 2018

Pilots at budget airline Ryanair, members of the Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA), are holding a fourth one-day strike Friday in pursuit of better pay and conditions. Earlier this week, Ryanair pilots in Germany, members of the Vereinigung Cockpit union, voted by 96 percent to strike in support of improved working conditions.
The Irish strikes and German vote came days after the largest action in the company’s 34-year history, which saw one-day strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium and Portugal.
Read more at http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/02/ryan-a02.html