Ryanair is facing further backlash from its Irish and UK pilots, after Irish union Fórsa walked out of pay negotiations and UK union BALPA accused the airline of adopting “bully boy tactics” to avert an Aug. 22 strike. BALPA submitted a detailed pay and conditions claim to the airline in March, but the union said none of its demands have been met, resulting in an 80% vote in favor of strike action. On Aug. 15, BALPA called on Ryanair to meet for talks to avert the ...

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