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FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS: Thousands could be affected amid Ryanair strikes

Thousands of passengers could be affected as Ryanair faces a spate of strikes planned for July.

The airline has cancelled 30 flights today between the UK and Ireland, as the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association partakes in a 24-hour strike.

The airline is expected to get hit by two more strikes later this month in Italy (25 July for 24 hours), Belgian, Spain and Portugal (25 and 26 July for 48 hours).

Lonely Planet reports the Irish strike was caused by a dispute with a pilot union over seniority benefits and the remainder of the strikes are proposed by cabin crew over a range of issues including uniform, rosters and disciplinary procedures.

The airline said it will try and minimise the impact of the strike for people travelling to Portugal, France, Spain, Italy and Greece, reports the BBC. 

Unions said further action may follow if the airline doesn’t make concessions on some employment terms, according to the BBC. 


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