Ryanair flights grounded as pilots strike

Ryanair flights cancelled on Friday at Skavsta Airport. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Ryanair’s pilots in Sweden went on strike on August 10th, with a number of flights cancelled at Skavsta.

Pilots in Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands additionally joined the 24-hour strike over calls for for a collective labour settlement and higher working circumstances and illustration.

In Sweden, round 40 Ryanair pilots have been placing till midnight between Friday and Saturday.

“Today our members are on strike to demand their rights. For many years Ryanair has refused their workers primary labour rights most workers on the labour market take with no consideration, however right here a strike is important to indicate the airline that it not can keep away from treating its workers in a dignified method,” Martin Lindgren, President of the Swedish Pilots’ Union, mentioned in a press release.

Twenty-two flights which have been on account of depart or journey to Skavsta Airport south of Stockholm on Friday.

The airport normally welcomes round 700 travellers for the primary few departures of the day, however on Friday morning the constructing was virtually utterly empty, information company TT reported.

“We wish to once more apologize to prospects affected by this pointless disruption and we ask the placing unions to proceed negotiations as a substitute of calling anymore unjustified strikes,” tweeted Ryanair.

Compensation may be claimed for some cancelled flights nevertheless it varies and depends upon how a lot info was given upfront. For journeys below 1500km a most of €250 may be claimed (or €400 for flights between 1500 and three,000km), however within the occasion that the airline straight warned passengers of their flight cancellation with 15 days’ discover, there isn’t a proper to request financial compensation. More info may be discovered right here

Original article https://www.thelocal.se/20180810/ryanair-flights-grounded-as-pilots-strike-sweden

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