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                                                                                              Ryanair to cancel up to 300


                                                                                              flights next week due to strike
                            Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a
                            Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a
                           Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a
                           Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a
                            Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is facing a
                            major headache after the low cost airline
                            major headache after the low cost airline
                            major headache after the low cost airline
                           major headache after the low cost airline                          Irish airline Ryanair on Wednesday confirmed it had sent
                           major headache after the low cost airline
                                                                                              Irish airline Ryanair on Wednesday confirmed it had sent
                                                                                              Irish airline Ryanair on Wednesday confirmed it had sent
                                                                                              Irish airline Ryanair on Wednesday confirmed it had sent
                                                                                              Irish airline Ryanair on Wednesday confirmed it had sent
                           was forced to cancel several hundred
                           was forced to cancel several hundred
                            was forced to cancel several hundred
                            was forced to cancel several hundred
                            was forced to cancel several hundred
                                                                                              out emails and text messages to around 50,000 customers
                                                                                              out emails and text messages to around 50,000 customers
                                                                                              out emails and text messages to around 50,000 customers
                                                                                              out emails and text messages to around 50,000 customers
                           flights due to strike action by cabin crew.                        out emails and text messages to around 50,000 customers
                            flights due to strike action by cabin crew.
                           flights due to strike action by cabin crew.
                            flights due to strike action by cabin crew.
                            flights due to strike action by cabin crew.
                            (Photo: EPA/Marco De Swart)
                           (Photo: EPA/Marco De Swart)
                            (Photo: EPA/Marco De Swart)
                            (Photo: EPA/Marco De Swart)
                           (Photo: EPA/Marco De Swart)                                        travelling to and from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next
                                                                                              travelling to and from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next
                                                                                              travelling to and from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next
                                                                                              travelling to and from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next
                                                                                              travelling to and from Belgium, Portugal and Spain next
                                                                                              Wednesday and Thursday (25 and 26 July), advising them
                                                                                              Wednesday and Thursday (25 and 26 July), advising them
                                                                                              Wednesday and Thursday (25 and 26 July), advising them
                                                                                              Wednesday and Thursday (25 and 26 July), advising them
                                                                                              Wednesday and Thursday (25 and 26 July), advising them
                                                                                              that their flights have been cancelled. This is due to strike
                                                                                              that their flights have been cancelled. This is due to strike
                                                                                              that their flights have been cancelled. This is due to strike
                                                                                              that their flights have been cancelled. This is due to strike
                                                                                              that their flights have been cancelled. This is due to strike
                                                                                              action by cabin crew.
                                                                                              action by cabin crew.
                                                                                              action by cabin crew.
                                                                                              action by cabin crew.
                                                                                              action by cabin crew.
                                                                                                In a statement Ryanair said it  “should expect that their flight will
                                                                                              “deeply regrets” the cancellations  operate as scheduled and should
                                                                                              due to the action, which it deemed  check-in to their departure airport
                                                                                              “unnecessary”, and which will  as normal”, the airline stressed.
                                                                                              affect up to 50 flights a day to and  Meanwhile, earlier this week
                                                                                              from Portugal.               Portuguese cabin crew union
                                                                                                In a statement Ryanair     SNPVAC accused Ryanair of
                                                                                              spokesperson Kenny Jacobs said:  “coercing” crew members by
                                                                                              “Ryanair sincerely apologises to  “seeking to know who would be
                                                                                              our customers for these      participating in the upcoming
                                                                                              disruptions which we have done  strike”.
                                                                                              our utmost to avoid. Given that  “Crew members in the countries
                                                                                              Ryanair cabin crew enjoy great pay  where the strike has been called
                                                                                              – up to €40,000 p.a. (in countries  have been receiving emails where
                                                                                              with high youth employment) –  Ryanair wants to know if they will
                                                                                              industry leading rosters (14 days  be joining the industrial action or
                                                                                              off each month), great sales  not SNPVAC chairwoman Luciana
                                                                                              commissions, uniform         Passo told Lusa News Agency.
                                                                                              allowances and sick pay, these  She added, the company is
                                                                                              strikes are entirely unjustified and  using an internet questionnaire to
                                                                                              will achieve nothing other than to  foresee operations for 25 and 26
                                                                                              disrupt family holidays, and benefit  July and determine who is going to
                                                                                              competitor airlines in Belgium,  go on strike, which she says is
                                                                                              Portugal and Spain.          illegal, and wants to coerce staff by
                                                                                                “All affected customers have  seeing who responds or not.
                                                                                              been contacted by email and SMS  Luciana Passo acknowledged
                                                                                              text message earlier today   that the strike would have serious
      WEATHER                                                                                 [Wednesday] and we will re-  effects on passengers who were
                                                                                              accommodate or refund all of  completely blameless but said it
       Summer without the scorch… for now
      Summer without the scorch… for now
       Summer without the scorch… for now
       Summer without the scorch… for now
      Summer without the scorch… for now                                                      those whose flights have been  was the only solution given
                                                                                              disrupted”.
                                                                                                                           Ryanair’s refusal to accept the
                                                                                                The airline is offering affected  staff’s demands.
       The weather for the coming week is forecast to be very summer-like, with clear blue skies
       The weather for the coming week is forecast to be very summer-like, with clear blue skies  customers alternative flights  She explained the unions were
       The weather for the coming week is forecast to be very summer-like, with clear blue skies
       The weather for the coming week is forecast to be very summer-like, with clear blue skies
       The weather for the coming week is forecast to be very summer-like, with clear blue skies
       and warm temperatures, but perhaps not quite as warm as it was this time last year.
       and warm temperatures, but perhaps not quite as warm as it was this time last year.    during the week before or after 25  demanding three things: that
       and warm temperatures, but perhaps not quite as warm as it was this time last year.
       and warm temperatures, but perhaps not quite as warm as it was this time last year.
       and warm temperatures, but perhaps not quite as warm as it was this time last year.
                                                                                              and 26 July, or full refunds.  Ryanair applies the law of the
        Lisbon: The forecast for the
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:                     to be a few degrees warmer     N N N N North:orth:          Overall, the action is expected to  countries where they operate,
                                                                     orth: The north will be
                                                                     orth:
                                                                     orth:
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:
       capital for the coming seven  than the capital this coming  slightly cloudier and cooler  affect up to 300 of over 2,400 daily  pursuant to EU law; that it
       days is one of partly cloudy  week, with no clouds on the  than the rest of the country,  Ryanair flights all over Europe (12  recognises union representatives,
       skies and temperatures       radar and thermometers to     with high clouds and highs of  percent), with the airline claiming  and that it applies the same
       peaking at 28 degrees Celsius  climb to 33 degrees on      24 degrees Celsius for the  88 percent of customers across  working conditions to everyone
       on Sunday, before dropping a  Sunday, before settling in at  weekend, with sunny intervals  Europe will be unaffected.  who the company employs even if
       degree or two for the rest of the  around the 30 degrees mark  and highs a degree or two  Passengers who have not   they are directly hired by third-party
       week, to highs of 26.        for the rest of the coming    cooler from Monday          received an email or text message  operators such as Crewlink or
        South:
        South: The Algarve looks set
        South:                      week.                         onwards.                    informing them of a cancellation  Workforce.
        South:
        South:
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