Airport & Airline Strikes In UK, Confusion For Travellers

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In the UK, hundreds of travellers struggle with disarray in airport transfers as Ryanair pilots supposed to walkout for their summer vacations. The strikes of July month have already been suspended and many more can affect UK travellers in the August. On August – 22 and 23, two days airport strike is already scheduled, as per the British Airline Pilots Association.

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So, the information shared by BALPA clarifies about the upcoming airport and airline UK strike that to be held from the midnight of August 22 to 23 before midnight. After that, pilots’ walkout is supposed to be held in the September month from 2nd to 4th September.

British Airline Pilots Association stated that 79.5% of votes supported to back this action as it was targeted by a conflict over working conditions and pay.

According to a statement from Union, “Decades of Ryanair refusing to deal with unions has resulted in two things. 

“Firstly, a management that apparently doesn’t understand how to work with unions, and secondly a company that doesn’t have a number of standard agreements that any union would reasonably expect in any workplace.

“That is why our claim includes many issues including pensions; loss of license insurance; maternity benefits; allowances; and a fair, transparent, and consistent pay structure.

“We have made no progress with Ryanair management on any of those areas at all, seemingly because Ryanair management cannot understand how to go about working with us constructively, or how to negotiate. Ryanair has made no offer to Balpa in respect of its pilots.”

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Moreover, the general secretary of Balpa – Brian Strutton said that the association did not have any official offer made by Ryanair and hence, it is crucial to resolve this conflict on an urgent basis. This is to dump the chances of strike.

He added that there is no intention of any pilot to affect the airport transfers plan of public; however, the present conditions makes them think of no choice than strike.

Moreover, the members of Balpa at UK airways have supported the industrial action to detach the pay-related conflict or issue. Discussions between the airline and the union is supposed to be held on upcoming Thursday, under ACAS.

A Ryanair spokesperson added that this airport chaos was not expected by the airline and now, they would arrange the refunds and alternative flights for travellers being suffered due to these airport strikes.

In a statement, the airline said that they urge Balpa to arrange discussions and avoid the bad-timed and poorly judged industrial action. If this action gets proceeded, all travellers who might get affected would be informed by SMS or email and re-accommodated over alternative flight.