The cabin crew of Ryanair in Spain will go on strike on January 8, 10 and 13 | Economy

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The cabin crew of Ryanair will go on strike the next 8, 10 and 13 of January summoned by the unions USO and the Union of Crewmen of Airline Passenger Cabin (Sitcpla), after failing the act of conciliation that has been celebrated in the Interconfederal Service of Mediation and Arbitration (SIMA).

Both unions accuse Ryanair of refusing to accept the national labor law, which it has already done in Germany and France. They have also pointed out that the agencies through which the low cost Irish airline hires the cabin crew are "illegal" in Spain and can only be transformed into temporary employment agencies (ETT).

However, the unions have given an ultimatum to the management of the airline to reconsider and accept their demands to call off stoppages. All the TCPs of the 13 bases that the airline has in Spain are called to the strike, which is still pending to be formalized.

"It is unbelievable that our requirements of minimum compliance of Spanish law by Ryanair are still part of this conflict, that we still have to fight for the laws to be fulfilled, because the rules of the game still have to be translated into a paper in Spain ", said the spokesman for the Sitcpla union, Oscar López.

From USO and Sitcpla denounce that despite what has already been said in the courts, the Labor Inspectorate and the European Commission throughout this year, "Ryanair continues to refuse to accept the national law with all its consequences," lamented the secretary of USE organization in Ryanair, Jairo González.

Agreements in other countries

The unions have offered to Ryanair a model of progressive transfers of the TCP, in order of seniority, as well as the creation of a temporary agency that conforms to Spanish law to carry out, where appropriate, temporary contracts and under the same conditions of work that in the main company.

The airline also signed in November the framework for a collective agreement with the German union of TCP Ver.di by which workers would also be governed by German labor legislation. In addition, in recent months it has also reached different agreements with the unions TCP FIT CISL, ANPAC and ANPAV in Italy, RACU in Greece and Union in Sweden.

In Spain, negotiations with the TCP have not yielded results. USO and the Sitcpla of TCP have sued the Irish company before the National Court for violating the right to strike of workers. The hearing will be held on January 29.

However, with the pilots of Ryanair based in Spain, it reached an agreement so that those who wish to can adapt their contracts to Spanish labor legislation before January 31, 2019.


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