Ryanair cabin crew in Spain announce 12 more days of strikes to demand better working conditions

Spain-based cabin crew at Ryanair plan to strike for 12 days this month to demand better working conditions, the USO and SICTPLA unions said on Saturday, raising the prospect of travel chaos as the summer tourist season gets under way.

The announcement came on the final day of the crews' current strike, which began on Thursday and forced Ryanair to cancel 10 flights in Spain on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Cabin crew will strike on July 12-15, 18-21 and 25-28 across the 10 Spanish airports where Ryanair operates, the unions said in a statement.

"The unions and crew of Ryanair ... demand a change of attitude from the airline," they said in a statement, calling for Ryanair to resume negotiations over issues including payment of the minimum wage. Ryanair did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The unions also urged the government "not to allow Ryanair to violate labour legislation and constitutional rights such as the right to strike".

Ryanair cabin crew unions in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy had all taken strike action in recent days but the low-cost airline said less than 2% of its flights scheduled over last weekend had been affected

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