EU Sources - European cabin crew threatens Ryanair with strike - April 30, 2018

European unions representing Ryanair cabin crew gave the airline until 30 June to adopt national employment laws for all their workers or face industrial action during the summer, the unions said after meeting in Lisbon. The Portuguese cabin crew trade union SNPVAC staged a strike early in April over what it says is the airline's failure to recognise Portuguese labour rights, including doctor-approved sick days. Ryanair attempted to break the strike by employing foreign cabin crew to work around laws preventing the company from replacing the striking personnel with another crew from Portugal. On the initiative of SNPVAC five unions representing Ryanair European cabin crew in Europe met and agreed on the deadline for Ryanair to meet their demands. The demands include respecting national legislation where cabin crew are based and applying the same work conditions for all workers.

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