Ryanair pilots call off five day walk out

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Ryanair pilots call off five day walk out

Pilots were going to strike over a range of issues, including pay and maternity benefits (Picture: PA)

Pilots were going to strike over a range of issues, including pay and maternity benefits (Picture: PA)

A five day walkout planned by Ryanair pilots has been called off.

Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) were due to walk out on Saturday over pensions, maternity benefits and loss of licence insurance.

The strikes were due to take place on September 23, 25, 27 and 29.

Balpa said it had called off the strikes even though the relationship between Ryanair and its pilots in the UK and elsewhere remains acrimonious.

A statement said: Instead of engaging in negotiations, Ryanair has reverted to type, electing to punish pilots by withdrawing their travel benefits.

Despite this, UK pilot representatives consulted striking members yesterday and agreed to suspend any further strikes in order to pave the way for meaningful negotiations under the auspices of the UK conciliation service, Acas.

epa07853459 Travelers queue up at Ryanair check-in counters at the airport in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, 19 September 2019. According to reports, Ryanair cabin crew members are on strike on 19,20 and 22September in a protest against the planned closure of four of the airline bases in Spain: Tenerife Sur, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Girona on 08 January 2020. EPA/ANGEL MEDINA G.

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