Talks needed to avert travel disruption for air passengers flying home for Christmas

12 December 2017

Labour spokesperson on Transport, Senator Kevin Humphreys, has urged all sides in the Ryanair dispute to hold talks to avert travel disruption for air passengers later this month.

Senator Humphreys said:

“Many people will have flights booked to come home or travel abroad for Christmas and a strike by pilots could cause major travel disruption.

“I would urge management at Ryanair to sit down and negotiate with the representatives of these pilots in a bid to avoid strike action planned for December 20th.

“It is clear from the result of the ballot that the pilots feel their concerns are not being heard, and normal industrial relations practice should be observed.

“There is still over a week to go before the action is scheduled, and so plenty of time for talks to take place.

“I am hopeful for the sake of the travelling public that a strike can be avoided in the run up to Christmas.”


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