The aim is to reconcile the interests of citizens and their mobility needs with the right to strike of Ryanair workers, who have called for several days of stoppages from 8 August 2022 to 7 January 2023.
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) has informed Ryanair, Aena, Enaire and the convening unions, USO-STA and Sitcpla, of the minimum services corresponding to the strike call for Cabin Crew Members (TCP) for the coming months, from 8 August 2022 to 7 January 2023, both included, during which the strike days will take place weekly from Monday to Thursday.
The aim of these essential services is to reconcile the general interest of citizens, and in particular, their mobility needs, with the right to strike of this group of workers. The resolution of the minimum services has also been published on the Ministry’s website.
Ryanair is the company that transports the most passengers in the Spanish market, with an offer that exceeded 650 routes from Spain in 2021. According to the information provided by the company itself, around 1,600 workers make up the group that works as Cabin Crew Members (TCP) at the company’s bases in Spain.
The minimum services decreed are those resulting from applying the following criteria to public transport air services operated by the airline Ryanair (with cabin crew belonging to the companies Ryanair, Crewlink and Workforce), with origin or destination at the airports of Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza:
For all other airports, in the event that flights of this type are registered, the same protection as for the corresponding Barcelona airport.
Those technical positioning operations and other operations such as the situation of crews necessary for the effective performance of air transport services are considered essential, those operated between strike days and those following the end of the strike.
Those flights whose scheduled departure time was prior to the start of the strike and whose scheduled arrival is during the strike period.
Workers who have been assigned a permanent base at one of the work centres where the strike is called shall be considered workers legally called to strike, regardless of the place where they spend the night on the days when the strike is called.
With regard to the list of flights affected by these minimum services, it is up to the airline Ryanair to establish the flights subject to the percentages of the resolution of the minimum service, for which it must adopt the necessary measures to ensure that they are provided while safeguarding the safety of all operations at all times.