The European sky is darkening a little more as the summer season approaches with the proliferation of strike calls in several airlines where employees, under pressure from the sudden resumption of traffic, are demanding an improvement in their working conditions. work.
Within weeks, unions in five countries have called on Ryanair workers to strike next weekend. Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy: everywhere the hostesses and stewards (PNC) are demanding respect for labor law and wage increases as the Irish company prepares for a flourishing summer with activity greater than that of 2019.
In France, “the company does not respect the rest times as provided for by the civil aviation code”, said the representative of the National Union of Commercial Flight Crew (SNPNC) Damien Mourgues. His union is also asking for a salary increase for employees who are “paid at minimum wage”. Two days of strike have been announced for Saturday and Sunday in France by the SNPC, union of hostesses and stewards.
In Spain, the USO and SITCPLA unions are calling on the Irish company’s cabin crew to go on strike at the start of the summer, and more precisely on June 24, 25, 26 and 30 as well as July 1 and 2. In Portugal, Ryanair staff are also called to mobilize from June 24 to 26 to protest against the deterioration of working conditions, as in Belgium. The company assured Tuesday that it did not expect “major disruptions”.