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UK: Ryanair pilots vote to strike over pay and working conditions

"Ryanair pilots vote for strike action in row over pay and conditions", 7 August 2019

Pilots at Ryanair are to stage a series of strikes after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) voted by four to one to back a campaign of action on a 72% turnout...

...A union statement said: “...our claim includes many issues including pensions; loss of license insurance; maternity benefits; allowances; and a fair, transparent, and consistent pay structure. We have made no progress with Ryanair management on any of those areas at all, seemingly because Ryanair management cannot understand how to go about working with us constructively, or how to negotiate."

...Brian Strutton, Balpa’s general secretary, said: “We have had no formal offer from Ryanair and it is imperative that we resolve this dispute urgently to avoid strike action....

...A Ryanair spokesperson said the airline was "disappointed that Balpa is threatening to disrupt our customers' travel plans during late August, early September, when it has the support of less than 30% of Ryanair's UK pilots..."....