RYANAIR HAVE announced that the anticipated strikes from Ireland this week will not go ahead, something that will bring relief to worried passengers due to travel.
In a statement posted to the budget airline’s Twitter account this morning, Ryanair confirmed that the “small minority of Irish pilots” would not be striking on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of August, as they had been planning to do.
The statement reads:
“Ryanair welcomes this morning’s Irish High Court ruling to prevent a small minority of Irish pilots striking on Thurs 22nd & Fr 23rd August, which will comes as a huge relief to thousands of Irish passengers and their families during the last week of the school holidays. All Ryanair flights scheduled to depart on Thurs 22nd & Fr 23rd form Irish airports will now operate as normal and passengers should arrive at their departure airport 2 hours prior to their scheduled departure time.
Update for Irish customers: pic.twitter.com/X1vaXKDNVs
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) August 21, 2019
Ryanair calls on the FORSA Union, and this small minority of very well paid Irish pilots, to return to Mediation under Mr Kieran Mulvey so that any disputes can be resolved without unnecessarily disrupting the travel plans of thousands of Irish passengers and their families.
FORSA and this small group of Irish pilots should now explain why—when FORSA have agreed pay increases for Aer Lingus pilots 9% over 3 years (an avg. of 3% p.a), they are seeking 101% increases for Ryanair Captains who already earn over 172,000 p.a.
Small groups of workers, earning six figure salaries should not be threatening to disrupt the holiday travel plans of Ryanair’s customers and their families (very few of whom earn over 172,000 p.a.)”
The decision not to strike is by Irish pilots only, meaning proposed strikes in Spain which are due to take place in September are still likely to go ahead.