The strike began on Monday and will continue till Tuesday night with another day of action scheduled for September 27. 93% of the pilots who took part in a ballot in the last week of August approved the strike proposal by the British Airline Pilots Association.
The airline was successful in securing an injunction from the Irish court, forbidding Irish pilots from joining the strike. However, the same plea was rejected by the courts in the UK.
The EU commission ordered Ryanair to comply with laws by changing the contracts of its employees to base them on the labour laws of the countries where they operate
The pilots are demanding that their contracts be based on the labor laws of the countries they are working out of as opposed to Irish law which is more employer-friendly