Ryanair pilots threaten Bank Holiday strikes which could hit 250,000 passengers

Mail Online | 8/20/2019 | James Salmon for the Daily Mail
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The Bank Holiday plans of up to 250,000 Ryanair passengers hang in the balance amid a furious row over the pay of its pilots.

The budget airline is locked in a bitter dispute with a union over the pay and perks of pilots who are threatening to strike on Thursday and Friday.

Lawyers - Ditch - High - Court - Challenge

Its lawyers are making a last ditch High Court legal challenge today to block the industrial action.

Experts warn if the protests go ahead they could disrupt the holiday plans of passengers booked on at least 1,714 Ryanair flights due to depart from UK airports including Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

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Members of pilots union Balpa want better conditions, including improved ‘standby allowances’.

But a leaked internal memo claims pilots already enjoy generous basic packages worth six-figure sums when topped up by an array of allowances and bonuses.

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The memo details how UK-based captains already receive annual pay packages worth up to £170,000 a year. Ryanair says the union is demanding rises worth between 62 per cent and 121 per cent over two years.

The document focuses on the packages of five UK-based captains at the forefront of the dispute who are...
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