Tens of thousands of passengers have been left stranded as British Airways pilots take part in a two-day strike after refusing the offer of an 11.5 percent pay rise over three years.
BA pilots are on the second day of a 48-hour global strike over a nine-month pay dispute. The labor action has grounded most of the British carrier's 850 daily flights and is costing the airline €44.5 million per day.
Pilots with the Scandinavian airline have said cost-cutting measures have led to terrible working conditions and unpredictable schedules. The strike has affected more than 380,000 passengers.
The workers' action lasted a week and forced the cancellation of more than 4,000 flights. Pilots will now get a pay rise and more regular work schedules.
The 24-hour co-ordinated strike by pilots with Irish budget carrier Ryanair is underway. The cross-border stoppage is the most severe industrial action in the airline's history.
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