MADRID, 2 (EUROPE PRESS)
During the six days of the first strike called for Ryanair cabin crew (TCP), 215 flights to or from Spain have been canceled and more than 1,225 have left or arrived late, according to reports from the USO union.
The general secretary of USO-Ryanair, Lidia Arasanz, has assessed this strike as “very positive” since the workers “have spoken loud and clear” so that the Irish airline complies with Spanish labor regulations.
Despite this, USO and Sitcpla have announced twelve new strike days for Ryanair crew members in Spain during the month of July.
Specifically, the 24-hour stoppages will take place from July 12 to 15, July 18 to 21 and July 25 to 28 at the ten Spanish airports where Ryanair operates.
After six days of strike, they demand a change of attitude from the airline and that it resume the negotiation of a collective agreement that includes decent working conditions and under Spanish legislation for its workers, they have stated in a statement.
Arasanz has asked the Government and the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, to mediate in this situation due to the “impassiveness” of the airline. “We are not third party workers”, she has emphasized.
For this reason, from USO they have demanded that the Executive act against “a company that does not abide by court rulings, does not comply with the law and uses fear, coercion and threats against its employees.”
Arasanz has slipped on the next calls will also be 24-hour days and has called all Ryanair workers in Spain to support this strike. Thus, he trusts that the company listens to its workers and sits down at the negotiating table again.
STRIKES OF JULY 2
The strikes called for easyJet and Ryanair TCPs in Spain have caused the cancellation of 25 flights until 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, 9 from easyJet and 16 from Ryanair.
easyJet, for which USO has called a strike for July 1 to 3, 15 to 17, and July 29 to 31 at the Barcelona, Malaga and Palma bases by the union, has canceled five flights to or from at Malaga airport, as well as the Bristol-Amsterdam and London Gatwick-Paris Charles de Gaulle roundtrip routes. In turn, the company has registered 85 delayed flights throughout the day.
The general secretary of USO-Easyjet and USO-Easyjet-Málaga, Miguel Galán, explained that the flights that have been canceled from outside Spain were scheduled with Spanish crew who have decided to take advantage of their right to strike.
Galán has also assessed this Saturday’s day as “very positive”, with a “massive” following in all the bases, but in Malaga it has been “exceptional”. Likewise, he has indicated that they feel “very much all the damage that may be caused to passengers”, since “it is not their intention”, but that the company “leaves no other alternative”.
As for the Ryanair strike, this has caused 16 canceled flights this Saturday and 281 delays. This is the sixth and last day of the first call for USO and Sitcpla.