Ryanair is canceling all flights scheduled for this weekend from Belgium’s Brussels and Charleroi airports. This reports La Libre Belgique.
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Ryanair employees announced last Friday that they would be on strike from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, after a failed meeting between unions and management. The Irish company initially continued to sell tickets for those flights, but has now decided to cancel the flights in question.
Despite Ryanair’s continuous attempts to negotiate with our Belgian unions, they have decided to launch a unilateral strike at Charleroi and Zaventem airports. The unions claim they want to teach Ryanair a lesson, but unfortunately it is our customers who are affected,” the management said.
As a result of the announced strike, Ryanair feels compelled to cancel a large number of flights from Belgium next weekend (22, 23 and 24 April). “We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience,” the airline said.
All affected customers will be notified by email and given information about their options, such as changing the flight or refunding. The company is committed that half of the trips can continue as normal.
Ryanair’s cabin crew announced last week that they will be closed on Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Unions complain that Ryanair, which has around 650 employees in Belgium, is “refusing to invest in personnel policy”.