Spain's Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) trade union has detailed the cancelled and delayed flights this Monday (18 July) due to another day of industrial action by Ryanair cabin crew at the airline's ten bases throughout the country.
By 1pm, some ten flights had been suspended on routes to or from Spain. In addition, 136 flights also had delays reported - according to the USO union. However, according to Ryanair, only two flights have been cancelled and 22 delayed in the whole of Spain today
After the failure of the negotiations between the company and the trade unions, the cabin crew set new strike dates that resumed today. Specifically, this current action at Ryanair, called by the USO and Sitcpla unions, will last for four days, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 July.
In total, the USO and Sictpla unions have announced twelve new strike days for Ryanair crew members in Spain throughout the month of July. They will be 24-hour stoppages. After this latest one ends on Thursday - on 21 July - they will continue from July 25 to 28 in the ten Spanish airports in which the airline operates.
With regard to easyJet, the dispute between the company and the workers could next affect those who travel between 29 and 31 July to or from the company's Spanish bases in Barcelona, Palma and Malaga.
The cabin crew staff are demanding a change of attitude and that the negotiation of a collective agreement be resumed that includes decent working conditions and under Spanish legislation for its workers.
Therefore, the nightmare returns for thousands of passengers who fear that their long-awaited summer holidays could get off to a turbulent start.
Ryanair: July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28, at the ten Spanish bases (Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Palma and Ibiza).
easyJet: July 29, 30 and 31, at the three Spanish bases (Malaga, Barcelona and Palma).