'Biggest strike' Ryanair has ever seen confirmed for later this month
The "biggest strike" Ryanair has ever seen has been confirmed for later this month.
On September 28, cabin crew from Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium will strike for 24 hours for better working conditions.
RTE reports that unions confirmed the date of the strike today at a conference in Brussels stating that management were engaging in a "bullying culture."
Ryanair has rejected reports that the industrial action will cause "chaos" for passengers hoping to travel with the airline that day.
Union representatives claimed that Ryanair management had been "intimidating" those who expressed a desire to strike by sending letters and threatening job losses.
Last week, unions from the five countries set to strike later this month issued a statement saying that if their demands were not met, they would have no option but to take industrial action.
Cabin crew are striking due to conflicts surrounding local laws governing their contracts and local standards.
Their statement read:
"Shareholders will have the opportunity to place Ryanair on the right track and ensure a long and sustainable model more suitable to the Europe of the 21st century by capturing the right talents to bring Ryanair to the level that we all want to see it.
"If the company leadership is not willing to make the changes necessary, (the workers) will have no choice but to respond with the biggest strike action the company has ever seen."
Ryanair has said that the "overwhelming majority of flights" on September 28 will operate as normal.