Ryanair pilots and Heathrow workers set to go on strike causing Bank Holiday ****

Mail Online | 8/8/2019 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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Holidaymakers are set to face travel chaos at airports during the summer break this year, with both Ryanair pilots and Heathrow workers set to go on strike.

Many flights in the lead-up to the August Bank Holiday are likely to be cancelled, with industrial action scheduled from August 22 to 24.

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The period is expected to be among the busiest of the year for airports in the UK, with the last Bank Holiday weekend of 2019 kicking off on August 24.

It comes as Ryanair's £135,000-a-year-pilots voted for a series of strikes lasting from August 22 to 23 in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Heathrow - Workers - August - Dispute

Meanwhile Heathrow workers are scheduled to walk out on August 23 and 24 in a similar salary dispute.

Airline passengers experienced a taste of the disruption to come yesterday after an IT glitch saw more than 400 British Airways flights cancelled or delayed.

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At the same time, passengers are still facing the threat of a strike by British Airways pilots.

Their union is still locked in talks with the carrier over a pay dispute that could yet trigger a walkout later this month.

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The summer holiday woes are set to continue past the Bank Holiday too, with Ryanair's pilots also set for industrial action from September 2 to 4.

The action is a setback for Europe's largest low-cost carrier, which recently said it had resolved a dispute with pilots and crew that led to a series of strikes last year.

Members - Airline - Pilots - Association - Balpa

Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) voted by 4 to 1 to back a campaign of action on a 72 per cent turnout.

Ryanair pilots are not paid as much as their counterparts at BA, but the operator has previously said those operating from London Stansted earn around £135,000 a year.

Chief - Concerns - Pilots - Pensions - Maternity

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