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Ryanair to take legal action against Spanish Unions over ATC strike

14-Dec-2010 11:02 AM

Ryanair plans to take legal action against Spanish unions over an air traffic control strike which forced the carrier to cancel approximately 500 services on 03-Dec-2010 and 04-Dec-2010. Spokesman Stephen McNamara said: "It is unacceptable that Spanish air traffic controllers, some of whom earn almost USD1.3 million (EUR1 million) p/a, continue to engage in strikes, go-slows and work to rules, causing delays and misery for millions of European passengers without any financial ramifications." The carrier is also calling for the EU Commission to remove the right to strike from “essential services” such as air traffic control (ATC) and to reform passenger rights legislation. [more]