Portugal: Ryanair cabin crew to strike end of June, union says

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s Ryanair cabin crew will start a three-day strike at the end of June, the Portuguese Civil Aviation Employees Union said on Tuesday.

The company said in a statement that the workers, who are demanding respect for Portuguese legislation and improved working conditions, will strike on June 24, 25 and 26.

The union added that “this mobilization is not only an opportunity to highlight the multiple assaults on the dignity of workers and make this reality known, but also a moment of unity and solidarity against dumping.”

Ryanair did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

A union representative said Ryanair’s French cabin crew went on strike on Sunday and Monday to demand better wages and working conditions, adding that more than 40 flights had been cancelled.

Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew announced on Monday that a six-day strike is scheduled for late June and early July.

(Reporting by Patricia Vicente Roa, by Catarina Damon and Louise Heavens; French version by Valentin Baldassari, edited by Kate Enteringer)

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