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RYANAIR staff  were set to walk out in strike action today, January 8. Employees for  the budget airline based in Spain planned to stage the first of three  strikes, yet called off the action.

By Beth Allcock PUBLISHED:  09:07, Tue, Jan 8, 2019| UPDATED: 09:11, Tue, Jan 8, 2019


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Ryanair swerved  serious disruption when staff abandoned a strike today, January  8. Those working for the budget airline in Spain were set to stage a  walk out, as previously announced, and carry through with their  plans. It would have been the first of three stints of scheduled planned industrial action,  with similar strikes penned in for January 10 and 13. Each were planned  to last 24 hours and see workers from unions USO and SITCPLA join  forces.

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Why has the Ryanair strike been suspended?

The  two unions involved in the dispute – USO and Sitcpla – called off the  industrial action planned for Tuesday after holding talks in Madrid with  Ryanair representatives.

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"Basically it is to give more opportunity  for the negotiations to keep going," a Ryanair purser who represents  Sitcpla, Manuel Lodeiro, told AFP.

What has Ryanair said about the January 8 strike?

Ryanair previously said it still expected to run a full flight schedule today, despite any planned action.

In  a statement posted on Twitter the company said: "Due to the efforts of  the Spanish Government minimum services regulator, and the support of  our pilots and cabin crew in Spain, we expect to operate a full schedule  of flights to/from (and within) Spain on Tuesday, January 8.

"All  passengers scheduled to fly should check in online as normal and arrive  at their departure airport at least 2 hours prior to their time of  scheduled departure."

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