The strike of Ryanair workers at all its Spanish bases continues this Thursday for another day, but with much less impact on cancellations. There is hardly a flight suspended until 09:00, one between London and Valencia, according to data from the USO union, organizer of the strike together with Sitcpla.
On the delay front, the figure is higher, with a total of 31 flights departing or arriving later than expected. They are concentrated in Barcelona, with 9, compared to the 7 in Palma, another of the most affected since the beginning of the protests. There are also problems, although with less impact, at airports such as Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Alicante and Ibiza.
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.
After this Thursday, the strike at Ryanair will resume on Monday, when a new round of strikes will begin until next Thursday (the scheduled days are July 25, 26, 27, 28). In addition, a new day of strikes is planned at Easyjet next July 29, 30 and 31, next weekend.
According to sources from the USO union, the workers demand the application of the collective agreement in force in Spain: 14 salary payments, 22 working days of vacation (and not 20 as Ryanair establishes) or abolish the subcontracting model through agencies of the same group, among other issues.
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- they can claim the compensation included in the 2004 European Regulation on the rights of airline passengers, which in this case provides compensation of between 250 and 600 euros if the cancellation has not been communicated within a minimum of 14 days.