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Ryanair hit by new strike in Germany

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Ryanair is cancelling 150 flights to and from Germany on Wednesday (12 September) as the airline faces another strike.

Members of the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilot union and Verdi services sector union in Germany will be taking 24-hour industrial action in a row with Ryanair over pay and conditions.

Ryanair was hit by a series of strikes from unions across Europe over the summer. Although it reached a deal with its Irish pilots last month.

The VC union will be taking action from Wednesday, 12 September, from 2.01am UK time until 1.59am on Thursday (13 September).

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: The strike called by the VC union can only damage Ryanair’s business and jobs in Germany at a time when the VC union has already presided over the bankruptcy of Air Berlin last year, and has agreed to pilot pay deals in Eurowings, which pay 30 per cent less than Ryanair’s pilot pay rates.

“To minimise customer disruption, Ryanair have been forced to cancel 150 flights of 400 flights to/from Germany tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 September, and all affected customers have been notified this morning and informed of their options. 

“We apologise sincerely to our customers for this unnecessary strike and regrettable disruptions which Ryanair has done everything in its power to avoid.”

 

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