THE Ryanair pilots based in Belgium will do strike on Monday August 14 and Tuesday August 15 to demand better working conditions.
This is the third time this summer that the pilots of the Irish low cost strike in Belgium. They are demanding the restoration of their salaries after the cuts granted at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. They also point to problems with their rest time. “They have the same salary since 2019, this represents 17% indexation“, says Didier Lebbe, permanent CNE union.
The union calls on the Belgian political powers to intervene in the social conflict: “Ryanair refuses the automatic indexation of salaries in Belgium, but they are still not the ones who make the laws in this country. It is time for an authority, federal or regional, to bring this undertaking to heel“, says Didier Lebbe.
During the two previous pilot strikes in July, Ryanair had to cancel around 100 flights each time departing from and arriving at its Belgian base in Charleroi-Brussels South.