Ryanair crews return to strike this Monday at Spanish airports

Ryanair's cabin crew (TCP) are called for a new strike starting this Monday, the third so far this summer, and which will last until January 7, 2023 due to the company's refusal to negotiate a new collective agreement with the USO and Sitcpla unions.

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08 August 2022 Monday 02:04
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Ryanair crews return to strike this Monday at Spanish airports

Ryanair's cabin crew (TCP) are called for a new strike starting this Monday, the third so far this summer, and which will last until January 7, 2023 due to the company's refusal to negotiate a new collective agreement with the USO and Sitcpla unions. The airline itself is in the negotiation phase with the CCOO union. to agree on a collective agreement for all its staff.

The USO and Sitcpla unions have called the 1,600 workers belonging to the Ryanair, Crewlink and Workforce companies to 24-hour strikes from Monday to Thursday, which during the first two weeks could affect up to 1.04 million passengers, with an average of 130,600 travelers every day.

This new call is added to the stoppages called at the end of June and for much of July by USO and Sitcpla, and which have caused cancellations and delays at the Spanish airports where Ryanair operates, especially in Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Majorca.

Until 9 am this Monday, the strike at Ryanair has caused the cancellation of eight flights at El Prat Airport and delays in another seven flights.

The canceled flights are four that had to leave Barcelona for Mahón, Milan, Rome and London Stansted and many others planned from these cities to the Catalan capital.

In addition, the Barcelona Airport has registered delays in seven Ryanair flights, one departure and six arrival, while Girona has suffered the delay of an arrival flight.

The strike will last until the beginning of January, coinciding with the holiday period of August and Christmas, times when very high levels of traffic are usually recorded.

During the strike, the ministry has set minimum services that range from 68% to 85% on domestic flights to or from the islands, and from 36% to 60% on peninsular flights whose travel time on public transport is equal to or greater than 5 hours and international flights.

As for peninsular national flights whose travel time on public transport is less than 5 hours, which at the moment during the strike days are scheduled only in Barcelona, ​​the minimum services range between 34% and 38%.

The stoppages occur in a context marked by the airport "chaos" that a large part of the main European airports are suffering this summer, due to the rapid recovery in demand, labor conflicts and staff shortages.

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