It was supposed to be the summer of a revenge trip. But in many ways it looks like a summer of travel frustration.
Already worried about airport delays, Covid restrictions, passport stagnation, and rising prices, holidaymakers are now facing the potential for industrial activity.
The union, which represents some of Ryanair’s Spanish cabin staff, has two periods of peak holiday season, June 24-26 and June 30-July 2, as wage disputes intensify. We are planning to strike over.
I booked a family trip in Spain in early July, but I’m not alone in my nervousness. Spain is Ireland’s most popular sun holiday destination.
If a strike is carried out, and it is important to say that it was not given, the number of flights or destinations that could be affected is unknown.
Ryanair states that the threat comes from a relatively small part of the Spanish crew, represented by the USO and SIT CPLA unions, and has a contract with the largest CCOO.
“Ryanair has negotiated a collective bargaining agreement for 90% of people across Europe,” he said.
“These negotiations are going well and we don’t expect widespread turmoil this summer.”
Nevertheless, tensions between airlines and trade unions do not exactly add the joy of holiday expectations. Many of us have been waiting for the sun holidays for more than three years and are already stressed.
The threat in Spain follows the cancellation of flights to Italy and France after a strike by air traffic controllers last week, and Ryan Air’s Spanish union considers coordinating actions elsewhere in Europe. It states that.
Of course, the strike was part of the pre-pandemic trip, as was the turmoil in the weather. We have seen the Theater of Threats and Brinkmanship before.
The current difference is that labor is struggling to deal with the diminished travel demand that is stuck like a fire hydrant, and all companies tied up in business, from airports, airlines, and grand handlers to catering. There is a dispute.
Travel turmoil is widespread and no short-term solution is visible.
From Toronto to Madrid, from Schipole to Sydney, long lines, plane cancellations and blame games are making the industry still upset from the pandemic.
We’ll be discussing the causes of this turmoil for a long time, government travel restrictions, pandemic layoffs, and the role of working conditions, but it’s cold comfort for today’s travelers.
It may sound strange, but there are some things to thank Irish vacationers.
Dublin Airport is struggling and some are certainly missing out on the plane. But almost all passengers are fleeing.
This is in contrast to the UK, where 10,000 EasyJet customers canceled their flights yesterday alone.
BA and Tui have also canceled their departures and airports such as Manchester and London Gatwick are very tense.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lufthansa placed 900 flights (or 5% of the schedule) in July due to lack of staff.
By comparison, the schedules for Aer Lingus and Ryanair are on track so far.