Strike at Ryanair: disruptions expected in Belgium, Spain and France at the end of the week

In Belgium, this call to strike must be followed in particular. Indeed, this time, Belgian-based Ryanair pilots have decided to join the cabin crew strike movement.

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Friday, Belgian Ryanair Unions called a strike Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. The Belgian employees of the Irish company demand in particular respect for Belgian labor law with the guarantee of a minimum wage for all.

Belgian pilots on strike at Ryanair

It is not only in Belgium where staff by Ryanair will go on strike. In Spain, the cabin crew will stop working on June 24, 25 and 26, as well as on June 30 and July 1 and 2. A Portuguese union has also called Ryanair staff on strike for three days, also from June 24-26. Italy will join the movement on Saturday June 25 and France on June 25 and 26after a two-day strike last week that caused many flights to be cancelled.

In Belgium, this strike call must be followed in particular. Indeed, this time, Belgian-based Ryanair pilots have decided to join the cabin crew strike movement. Despite the strong mobilization that is announced, the head of the Irish group, Michael O’Learywho was in Brussels last Tuesday, warned not to no concessions unions under the threat of this strike.

Disturbances are at the moment difficult to assess, but they will inevitably have consequences for travelersespecially for those who leave Belgium to go to Spain.

“Consumers have the right to another flight or refund”

Consumers whose flight would be canceled due to the announced strike at Brussels airport on Monday June 20, on Brussels Airlines on June 23, 24 and 25 or on Ryanair on June 23, 24 and 25, have the right to an alternative flight or a refund
”, recalled through the Belgian agency the Secretary of State for Consumer Protection Eva De Bleeker (Open Vld) on Sunday in a press release.

Please note that if your flight arrives at your destination more than three hours late, the passenger can claim compensation, except in cases of force majeure. While strikes by staff due to working conditions are not considered force majeure, strikes by air traffic controllers or airport staff are.

If the departure time of the flight is delayed by at least five hours or the flight is cancelled, the passenger is entitled to an alternative flight or a refund. He is also entitled to compensation amounting to 250, 400 or 600 euros, depending on the distance.

Finally, in case of delays of two hours of additional waiting time from the time of departure (delayed departure), the airline is obliged to provide meals and snacks, depending on the waiting time, two free phone calls or emails or, if necessary, a night in a hotel and transportation to the hotel, if the airline changes the traveler’s flight, specifies the Belgian press agency.

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