Ryanair to sue French trade union for strike damages

Ryanair has announced that it has filed legal proceedings for damages against French trade union, Confederation General de Travail (CGT).  These proceedings arise from losses suffered during last weekend’s strikes by members of the union employed in check-in, security and fuelling duties at Carcassonne Airport.
Ryanair’s Deputy CEO, Michael Cawley, said: “The action by the striking workers at Carcassonne Airport was unlawful, unwarranted and caused considerable hardship for our passengers as well as significant costs for them and for the airline.”

“We are this week filing papers in a lawsuit against CGT, the trade union to which the strikers belong seeking damages and an undertaking that future strikes will take place only after adequate notice has been given to airlines and passengers at Carcassonne”.