Ryanair strike in Belgium: next weekend too

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THE pilots based in Belgium of the airline Ryanair low cost announced a new strike on July 29 and 30, denouncing the “total lack of respect” of the management in the face of their demands.

As threatened eight days ago, after a first strike on July 15 and 16, 2023 at the airport of Charleroi-Brussels South which had finally led to nearly 120 flight cancellations and affected nearly 20,000 passengers, the unions representing the pilots based in Belgium from the Irish cheap flight specialist are doing it again. THE Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30 2023, Ryanair travelers will therefore face new traffic disruptions.

Still at the call of the ACV Puls and CNE unions, who criticize the management for not wanting to respect the collective agreement providing for a certain number of days of rest “in exchange for the salary cuts of around 20% granted in 2020 at the time of the Covid-19 crisis”.

After their relative success in the middle of the month (Ryanair claims to have provided 60% of its flight program, despite the grounding of around ten of the 16 Boeing 737s based at BSCA), the unions have already threatened to relaunch two-day strikes in August – in August – or even every month if nothing changes. THE claims Ryanair flight crew members are still the same: the low cost would like to go from the 5 days on/4 days off rhythm to 5/3, and more generally refuses to restore the wages cut during the health crisis.

Remember that Ryanair closed its base at Brussels-Zaventem : its flights will therefore not be affected.

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