UK Autumn Strikes: BA, Ryanair, Rail, London Tube

by Traveleads | August 28, 2019 | Latest News

Industrial action across airlines, rail and the Tube are set to continue into the autumn.

British Airways 

BA pilots announce three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay.

Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers flying between the 8th and 12th have been told their flights have been cancelled – and to rebook or get a refund.

But some passengers said they had received cancellation emails in error.

What can I do if my flight has been affected by the strikes?

BA advice says you can request a full refund, rebook your flight for another time in the next 355 days, or use the value of your fare to fly to a different destination.

Ryanair

Ryanair pilots who are also members of Balpa are planning a walkout on 2 to 4 September in a row over pay and working conditions.

As well as the UK industrial action, Ryanair is also battling 10 days of strikes by its cabin crew in Spain. They will walk out on 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 of September.

Rail

In the ongoing row over guard safety, guards and drivers who are members of the union have been told not to go to work from 12.01am on Friday 30 August to 11.59pm on Monday 2 September.

There will be a reduced service on the Friday, Saturday and Monday, while the train firm is still working out its plans for the Sunday. On some routes there will be no trains and no bus replacement services available.

London Tube

Thousands of Londoners face Tube chaos at the beginning of next month after the RMT rail union announced strike action on two of the busiest Underground lines – the Central and Victoria lines.

London Underground and Night Tube operators, as well as instructors at several depots, have been told not to book on for shifts from 8pm on Tuesday 3 September to 8pm on Wednesday 4 September, due to a breakdown in industrial relations.

If you require any assistance or travel advice, please do not hesitate to your Traveleads Consultant on 0113 245 7745

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