Ryanair staff go on strike for 5 months, will your holiday be affected?

Travel chaos has been wreaking havoc on so many people's holidays. It looks like it’ll last even longer as Ryanair staff will be going on strike for 5 months.

As you may have noticed, airports are struggling at the moment as well as airlines. Indeed easyJet has already been forced to cancel so many flights as they cannot meet demand. Now it seems Ryanair will struggle as cabin crew in Spain are striking for 5 months.

Striking for 5 months

As reported by The Sun, Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew is going on strike from August 8 and won’t end until January 7. Staff are expected to strike Mondays to Thursdays and work Fridays to Sundays.

Their strike movement has been backed by the USO and Sitclpa union groups.

Lidia Aransanz, a leader for USO's Ryanair section said:

As the company has been unable to listen to the workers, we have been forced to call new strike days.

Which Spanish airports are affected?

So far, since the Spanish cabin crew have been striking on various days -mainly weekends- 10 major Spanish airports have been affected, including Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

Although, compared to other travel airlines, like easyJet, Ryanair will limit the number of flight cancellations as Spanish regulations impose the airline and staff must maintain a minimum service.

A Ryanair spokesperson said:

Ryanair has recently reached an agreement with the main Spanish CCOO union on pay, rosters and allowances for its Spanish cabin crew.

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