flight cancellations in France, Belgium and Spain

The first departures of the European summer were disrupted on Saturday June 25 by a strike by cabin crew from the airline Ryanair. In France, 36 flights were canceled out of the 80 normally operated by the company with French personnel, said AFP Damien Mourgues, union representative of the SNPNC, who had called for the movement of the some 300 hostesses and stewards of the company in France.

For Sunday, nine flights departing from or arriving in Bordeaux are canceled out of 36, according to a spokesperson for Bordeaux-Mérignac airport. In Marseille, 12 flights should be canceled, according to a spokesperson for Marseille Provence airport.

“When they saw the strike looming, they started giving us water on the planes, which was one of the things we had been asking for for a long time. Three days ago we were given two liters of water. water per staff member all over Europe. Before, we had to bring our own water on board”explained Damien Mourgues, recalling that the first claim was “salary and working conditions”.

According to the Ryanair Scorebuddy website, listing all the flight cancellations of the low-cost company based in Ireland, Charleroi airport in Belgium was the most affected, with 44 return flights canceled on Saturday.

In Spain, 75 flights were canceled on Saturday in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Palma, Ibiza, Santiago and Gerona, according to the USO union (Union Sindical Obrera) which denounced the replacement of striking Spanish employees by staff from Morocco, an operation judged “illegal” as contrary to the right to strike, according to Lidia Arasanz of the USO.

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