Ryanair It is one of the most popular airlines for its low prices to travel throughout Europe. However, these months of June and July We will have to be careful in relation to what days we choose to fly with them. And it is that the USO and Sitcpla unions have convened strikes 24 hours during six days at all the company’s bases in Spain, on behalf of the cabin crew (TCP) or “hostesses”. They start this Friday, June 24.
Why do they strike?
The reason of the protest is that the airline has left the negotiating table of the first collective agreement for its workers, after eight months of negotiations and after reaching an agreement with the CCOO. A struggle that Ryanair workers began five years ago, when they began to ask him to abide by Spanish regulations.
Precisely, the complaint of the workers for five years is that the company does not want to abide by the Spanish regulations. In January 2019, the airline ‘low cost’ agreed to start negotiating with USO and Sitcpla to create a first collective agreement that would allow, for example, eliminate subcontracting and make indefinite contracts directly with the company.
The indignation of the workers has led them to go on strike at the beginning of this summer 2022. Specifically, the stoppages are called for the June 24, 25, 26 and 30 Y July 1 and 2and it is expected that 1,500 company employees will join it.
This is why during these days there could be numerous delays and several flight cancellations. For this reason, travelers will have to be more attentive than ever to the possible notifications that the company could send them, to inform them of the status of their flights.
Can I claim?
If there is any incidentdo not forget that there is the possibility of claim. In fact, as incidents caused by staff strikes are not considered causes of force majeure, users can exercise their full rights when putting complaints to Ryanair.
In the event that your flight is cancelled, you can receive compensation of €250, €400 or €600, depending on the number of kilometers your flight was to cover. The right to receive these compensations also applies when the flight is not cancelled, but is delayed for more than three hours before arrival at the final destination.
Likewise, if the cancellation occurs close to the departure time of the flight, the airline is obliged to offer the affected passengers food and drinks, hotel accommodation if necessary and transfer from the airport to said hotel, as described in European Regulation 261/2004.
However, you exist exceptions with which the airline will not be obliged to financially compensate you. This occurs when the airline informs you of the cancellation with at least two weeks in advanceor between two weeks and seven days in advance, and offers you a alternative transportation that allows you to depart no more than two hours before the scheduled departure time and arrive at your final destination less than four hours late.
Nor will they have to pay you these amounts if they communicate with less than seven days in advance and offer to take another flight that allows you to depart no more than one hour before the scheduled departure time and arrive at your final destination less than two hours late.
Of course, it should be noted that, even if you do not have the right to compensation, you will always have the right to full ticket refund “in seven days”, or alternative transportation to the final destination, as provided in article 8 of European Regulation 261/2004.