Belgium: Ryanair threatens to axe services after wildcat strike

Ryanair has suspended bookings for flights to and from Brussels' Charleroi airport from November 12.

Submitted by jef costello on August 23, 2007

Ryanair is demanding £1m compensation from the christian CNE union for a wildcat strike by security staff in June. In addition they are demanding that workers agree to maintain a minimum service during strike action. The union has reacted angrily to these attacks on the right to strike.

A law governing minimum service was recently introduced in neighbouring France and the Belgian CSC union has tried to pre-empt the introduction of a similar law by offering to make pacts with employers, whereby unions would agree to give agreed warnings before strikes and prevent wildcats.