February 23, 2024


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Ryanair pilots’ strike in Belgium cancels virtually 100 flights

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Brussels: A strike by Ryanair pilots in Belgium in an ongoing dispute over working circumstances has cancelled 96 flights to and from Charleroi this weekend, the airport mentioned, within the midst of the busy summer time journey season.

The economic motion will have an effect on 17,000 passengers attributable to go away or land within the southern metropolis, round 28 p.c of the anticipated variety of travellers, the airport’s administration informed AFP.

Pilots say the low-cost Irish airline is failing to honour a collective conference that units break day work in alternate for wage cuts agreed in 2020 throughout the top of the coronavirus pandemic, which decimated the business.

The pilots’ union mentioned the corporate was failing to respect Belgian legislation and was prospering because of “social dumping” that creates unfair competitors for different airways that abide by the foundations.

Ryanair has beforehand known as on the pilots to barter somewhat than strike and famous it had reached offers on working circumstances with its Italian, French and Spanish workers.

Greater than half of Ryanair’s site visitors at Charleroi is offered by planes operated by non-Belgian workers, in response to the corporate.

A complete of 120 flights to and from Charleroi have been cancelled throughout the earlier strike weekend on July 15 and 16.

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