Ryanair is the latest airline to have its pilots go on strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) voted by four to one to back action on a 72% turnout – resulting in a 48-hour walkout beginning on Wednesday, September 18 and lasting to the end of Thursday. The long-running dispute is largely based on pensions, loss of licence insurance, maternity benefits, allowances and a “fair, transparent, and consistent pay structure”. Pilots are also ready to strike on Saturday, September 21 as well as September 23, 25, 27 and 29. Earlier this month, British

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