Ryanair chief claims he can force pilots to give up a week of leave

Ryanair chief claims he can force pilots to give up a week of leave

Michael O’Leary says pilots do not have a ‘difficult job’ but admits he cannot rule out further flight cancellations into November

The Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has escalated the airline’s dispute with pilots, saying they do not have a “difficult job” and claiming he can force them to give up a week of leave.

O’Leary is scrambling to prevent more disruption to Ryanair’s schedule after cancelling up to 50 flights a day due to a rota “mess-up” that left it short of pilots.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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