Ryanair strikes in Spain called off

Unions and Ryanair come to agreement after 14 hours of negotiations

Passengers booked on Ryanair flights to and from Spain on 10 and 13 January can breathe a sigh of relief because the strikes planned on those days have been called off.

The unions representing Spanish Ryanair staff, USO and Sitcpla, have come to an agreement with the budget carrier after a marathon 14-hour session of negotiations.

“We believe this is a main achievement which contains a guarantee of employment stability and improves labour conditions alongside the main contention; the application of Spanish legislation,” they said.

USO and Sitcpla have been fighting for Spanish staff to be employed on local contracts.

A planned stoppage earlier this week was also called off as negotiations progressed.