Ryanair launches online petition to ban air traffic strikes

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The Irish airline says that air traffic controllers should be barred from striking like the police and military forces.

French air traffic controllers  will stage three days of strikes  this week, which will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of travellers.

Ryanair claims that since 2009, French air traffic controllers have staged 39 days of strike action, disrupting millions of travellers across Europe.

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s spokesman, called on the European Commission and Parliament to take action to prevent air traffic controllers closing Europe’s skies.


“It’s unacceptable that Europe’s consumers repeatedly have their holiday and travel plans disrupted or cancelled by the selfish actions of ATC unions every summer, who use strikes as a first weapon rather than a last resort.”

If the Keep Europe’s Skies Open petition achieves one million signatures, Ryanair says it will present it to the EU Parliament and Commission in Brussels.

Ryanair’s shares today rose by 27 cents, or 2.3%, to  12.08.

Source Article from http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/ryanair-launches-online-petition-to-ban-air-traffic-strikes-10357982.html

July 2, 2015 |
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