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Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote to strike over pay

Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote to strike over pay

Ryanair pilots in Ireland will join their UK-based colleagues in going on strike if the no-frills carrier does not agree to their pay demands by Monday.

In a move that piles pressure on the Dublin-based carrier, members of Ialpa voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, with the union citing widespread anger at the stagnation of pay negotiations with the airline.

Fórsa, an umbrella union that includes Ialpa, said industrial action was backed by 94% of the 180 pilots who were directly employed, meaning they were eligible to vote, unlike the many Ryanair pilots employed through third-party agencies.

The union, which is required to give at least one week’s notice before any strike under Irish law, will write to management early next week to outline its plans if the pay demands are not met.