A FINAL effort from Ryanair to agree terms and cancel their cabin crew’s industrial action on Friday, labelled the airline’s “biggest ever strike”, has failed.
Now unions are threatening similar stoppages every month until their terms are met.
In crunch talks yesterday (Monday), the airline failed to reach terms with cabin crew unions meaning the planned strike action is set to go ahead on Friday (September 28) with cabin crews from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands taking part.
This means unions will only provide minimum services on Friday which is expected to leave the airline without 1,800 employees in Spain.
Unions have demanded that only flight attendants who aid passengers with special needs and those legally required on flights more than six hours be made to attend work on September 28.
The dispute between cabin crew unions and Ryanair surrounds the company’s contract policy.
All workers are required to be contracted to Irish labour contracts regardless of their country of residence.
Union representatives state they have “not ruled out” repeating the strike action on a monthly basis until their demands for fairer contracts are met.
Unions promise the industrial action on Friday will be “the biggest strike ever seen by Ryanair”.