Italy’s latest strike to disrupt 300,000 travellers

Italian pilots and cabin crew from several low-cost carriers will walk off the job on 1 October, after labour unions Filt-Cgil and Uiltrasporti called a national strike action to fight for better pay and working conditions.

Staff from Ryanair, Easyjet and Volotea will strike for 24 hours, while those from Vueling will stop work for four hours, between 1pm and 5pm. While planes remain grounded, protests will take place between 10am and 2pm at airports in Milan Malpensa, Pisa, Rome Ciampino and Naples.  

The joint action is expected to disrupt travel for more than 300,000 people, according to a report