© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair plane prepares to take off from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport on the first day of a crew strike in Lisbon, Portugal, June 24, 2022. REUTERS / Pedro Nunes / File Photo
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Less than 2% of Ryanair flights scheduled between Friday and Sunday were affected by crew strikes, the low-cost Irish carrier said.
Ryanair flight attendant unions in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy announced plans of action over the weekend with cabin crews in Spain expected to strike again on June 30 and July 1-2.
“Less than 2% of Ryanair’s 9,000 flights operating this weekend (June 24/25/26) were impacted by small and poorly supported crew strikes,” Ryanair said. know in a statement.
Unions say the Irish airline is not respecting local labor laws on issues such as minimum wages and have urged management to improve working conditions.
Ryanair, which told Reuters last week that it has negotiated labor agreements that cover 90% of its employees across Europe, says it offers employees competitive and fair conditions. It said it did not expect widespread disruption this summer.