Italian and Portuguese Ryanair staff will join the strike

Unions representing Ryanair’s staff and cabin crew in Italy have called a 24-hour strike for June 25, coinciding with strikes the budget airline is facing on the same day in other parts of Europe.

The FILT-CGIL and UIL Trasporti unions said they were seeking better pay and conditions after a four-hour strike in early June.

Yesterday, the Portuguese civil aviation staff union, SNPVAC, said that Ryanair’s Portuguese cabin crew will go on strike for three days at the end of June.

The workers, demanding compliance with Portuguese law and better working conditions, are going to strike on June 24, 25 and 26, SNPVAC reported in a statement.

“This mobilization is not only an opportunity to highlight the multiple attacks on the dignity of workers and make this reality known, but also a moment to show unity and solidarity against dumping,” the union added.

The news came after Ryanair’s Spanish cabin announced a six-day strike scheduled for late June and early July.

Staff will walk out on June 24, 25, 26 and 30 and July 1 and 2 as they are dissatisfied with working conditions and pay, the USO union reported.

Ryanair’s French cabin crew went on strike on Sunday and Monday demanding better wages and working conditions, a union official said earlier, adding that more than 40 flights had to be cancelled.

Labor unrest and staffing shortages in Europe are causing headaches for travelers heading into the peak summer season, with airports and airlines clamoring to find more workers, minimize canceled flights and reduce delays.

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