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Ryanair pilots go on strike in Belgium: almost 90 flights canceled

Aug 14, 2023

On Monday, Belgian pilots of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike for the third time since the beginning of summer due to unsatisfactory pay conditions, which led to the cancellation of dozens of flights from Charleroi airport in the east of the country.

De Morgen writes about it.

Due to the pilots' strike in Belgium, 88 of the 340 flights of the Irish airline to Charleroi scheduled for Monday and Tuesday were canceled. Passengers were asked not to come to the airport and to follow the updates.


Belgian pilots are demanding that their salaries be returned to the level before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as well as changes in vacation schedules. Despite consultations between Ryanair and the unions, no solution has yet been found.

"We have not yet received any acceptable proposal. All we get are threats and illegal proposals," said Didier Lebbe, a representative of the Belgian pilots' union CNE.

According to him, Ryanair management is also seeking to withdraw the complaint filed by some pilots against the airline. But, Lebbe notes, this is impossible, as the investigation is already underway.

Author - Olena Madiak, 14/08/2023

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