Strike at Ryanair: flights canceled and delayed today Thursday

The new strike day of Ryanair workers ends in the middle of Thursday with 7 flights canceled and 72 affected by delays, according to the balance of the USO union, organizer together with Sitcpla.

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16 July 2022 Saturday 23:10
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Strike at Ryanair: flights canceled and delayed today Thursday

The new strike day of Ryanair workers ends in the middle of Thursday with 7 flights canceled and 72 affected by delays, according to the balance of the USO union, organizer together with Sitcpla.

One more day, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca are the most affected. In El Prat flights to Palma and Rome have been cancelled. In Palma, to Madrid. To them is added a Rabat-Málaga.

With regard to delays, 72 were detected until 1:00 p.m. Most are concentrated in El Prat, with 19, and 16 in Palma. Also noteworthy are the 8 in Alicante and Malaga or the 6 in Seville. The incidence is being lower than in other days, since for example in Madrid or Ibiza, more affected before, today they register only 3 and 6 delayed flights, respectively.

The status of Ryanair flights can be consulted at this link on the company's portal. As an alternative, it can be checked on the Aena Infovuelos portal.

With these strikes, the workers ask the company to resume the negotiation of a collective agreement that includes decent working conditions and under Spanish law. One of the demands is that their working conditions be equated to those of other European bases, such as France or Germany.

The USO union regrets the company's unwillingness to listen to the workers. In fact, he assures that this week he has fired 7 cabin crew for not having obeyed his orders during the strike days. The dismissals have taken place in Malaga (3), Barcelona (2), Girona (1) and Santiago (1).

The strikes are called at the ten bases that the airline has in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Malaga, Alicante, Seville, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza. According to the company, the impact is being minimal since it affects "less than 1% of flights to or from Spain".

As of this Friday, the situation may worsen because the cabin crew of the British airline EasyJet join the strike, which will repeat the stoppages on July 17, 29, 30 and 31.

In the event that travelers are affected by a cancellation of their flight due to the strike, they can exercise their rights to demand compensation. If the cancellation is the responsibility of the company -in the case of a strike it is- and in that case claim the compensation set out in the 2004 European Regulation on the rights of airline passengers, which in this case provides for compensation between 250 and 600 euros if the cancellation has not been communicated within a minimum of 14 days.

If the airline does not answer or rejects the claim, the second instance before resorting to civil proceedings is to refer the case to the State Aviation Safety Agency, the agency dependent on the Ministry of Transport that ensures compliance with air regulations. European in Spain.

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