Ryanair strike

  • A second strike by Irish Ryanair pilots looks set to go ahead on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

    The airline had invited representatives of trade union Fórsa to a meeting this morning to discuss the ongoing row over how holidays, promotions and transfers are allocated among pilots.

    However, the union told the company at the weekend that some of its members would not be available to meet this morning.

    The dispute has already seen one 24-hour strike last week - however, that strike did not impact on Ryanair flights into and out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    The airline has warned that it will today be forced to announce the cancellation of 24 flights, mainly between Ireland and the UK, scheduled for Friday.

     

     

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    Tomorrow's strike by Ryanair pilots will not impact on any flights into or out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Dublin-based pilots are planning a 24-hour strike, which Ryanair says will impact on about 30 flights between Ireland and the UK.

    Customers affected have already been contacted by text or email to advise them of cancellations.

     Donal Healy - marketing manager at Ireland West Airport Knock - expects all Ryanair flights will operate as scheduled tomorrow..

     

    Meanwhile, talks are getting underway this lunchtime to try and avoid tomorrow's strike.

    Ryanair management are meeting with the Fórsa trade union at Dublin Airport to discuss the issues involved.