Pilots of the Irish airline Ryanair, stationed in Spain, will stop work on September 19, 20, 22, 27 and 29. They do this in protest against the closure of a number of bases.
The exact consequences of the strike are unknown, but it is obvious that Dutch travelers who want to fly with Ryanair to Spain on those dates will also be faced with delays or cancellations.
The Spanish pilot trade union SEPLA announced this on Wednesday. Around nine hundred pilots will drop work on the five days in September, according to the union.
Earlier the Ryanair cabin crew stationed in Spain also announced a strike. A number of days of the pilot strike overlap with the actions of the cabin crew.
Ryanair decided last week to close the bases in Las Palmas, South Tenerife, Lanzarote and Girona from January. With this, around 500 employees may lose their jobs.
The Irish budget company has been struggling for about two years with staff, who regularly take large-scale actions to enforce better working conditions. Last year Ryanair also announced that it would close the base in Eindhoven. According to the personnel, it is a revenge campaign for the strikes.
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