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Ryanair strikes start tomorrow – find out if your flight is affected

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RYANAIR flights will be affected across Europe from tomorrow, with strikes set to take place across the weekend in five countries.

Staff from the budget airline in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Belgium are planning walk-outs over pay and working conditions, among other disputes.

Staff from Ryanair will strike in five countries this weekend

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Staff from Ryanair will strike in five countries this weekendCredit: Getty

The Belgian strike was the most recently announced and will take place from tomorrow until June 26.

That coincides with the Portuguese and Spanish strikes that will also go on from tomorrow until Sunday.

A further three-day strike is also planned in Spain for next weekend, running from June 30 until July 2.

In France, the strike will be a day shorter, beginning on Saturday, June 25 and lasting two days.

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Meanwhile in Italy, the walk-out will be a 24-hour one, taking place on Saturday only.

UK Ryanair crew have not voted to strike, but the action will still affect the thousands of Brits hoping to head to Europe this weekend.

However, a Ryanair spokesperson has sought to dispel fears of widespread disruption.

They told Sun Online Travel: “Ryanair has negotiated collective agreements covering 90 per cent of our people across Europe.

“In recent months we have been negotiating improvements to those agreements as we work through the Covid recovery phase.

“Those negotiations are going well and we do not expect widespread disruption this summer.”

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Ryanair are not the only airline facing strikes this summer, with British Airways balloting for a pay strike which could see as many as 500 Heathrow staff walk out.

Meanwhile further travel chaos has hit Easyjet, who have cancelled hundreds of flights already this month.

Further strikes in Spain will continue into next month

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Further strikes in Spain will continue into next monthCredit: Alamy





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