The airline classified all of its flights to and from Spain as ‘minimum services’
According to the USO union, one other flight that should have arrived in Seville from Cantania at midnight was axed but this was unrelated to the strike action.
Today, for instance, Michael O’ Leary’s company listed every flight into and out of Spain as essential, meaning that staff are obliged to turn up for their shift, strike or no strike. However, the requisite number of cabin crew still wasn’t available on Thursday, hence the cancellations.
The union has heavily criticised the airline for forcing its staff to work, and the Spanish government for allowing it.
“Ryanair reapplies its own minimum services of 100%, its own law, and forces all its crew to fly, trampling on their right to strike,” the general secretary of USO, Lidia Arasanz, said, adding that “the Government does nothing; the Labour Inspectorate does not go to the bases on strike days to corroborate the irregularities committed by the company, and neither does the National High Court protect the constitutional right to strike and claim our rights.”
Source: Murcia Today