Strike by Ryanair’s Irish pilots blocked by High Court

21 Aug 2019 by Jenni Reid
Ryanair aircraft

A planned strike by Ryanair’s Irish pilots has been blocked by Dublin’s High Court.

Pilots had planned to strike on Thursday August 22 and Friday August 23.

The BBC reports that Ryanair’s lawyers in Ireland told the court that union Fórsa, which represents around 180 Ryanair pilots, had not let talks reach a conclusion before announcing the strike.

Fórsa national secretary Angela Kirk has said that the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association is “seeking pay levels it believes are common and competitive in the commercial airline sector, from a company that made a substantial profit of €1 billion last year.”

A judgement from the High Court in London on a planned strike by British pilots is due later today.

The airline has issued the following statement:

We will post more updates shortly.

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