Ryanair Cancels German 150 Flights as Pilot and Flight Attendant Strike Looms

By Paul Riegler on 11 September 2018
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DSC_0528Ryanair pilots and cabin crew based in Germany will go on strike Wednesday to protest low pay and work rules.

Vereinigung Cockpit, the German pilots union, called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. local time, a move echoed by ver.di, the German flight attendants union. Ver.di says that over 1,000 cabin crew will participate in the work action.

Meanwhile, the Dublin-based carrier urged pilots to come to work, arguing that there was “no justification for further disruption” given offers of higher pay and localized contracts.

Saying that “we hate cancelling any flight,” the airline cancelled 150 out of 400 to and from Germany. Passengers whose flights are being cancelled may change to flights between Thursday and Sunday at no charge, the airline said.

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