BERLIN (Reuters) - Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair in Germany staged a full-day walkout on Wednesday and threatened further strikes to put pressure on management in labor talks with Europe's biggest low-cost carrier.
Ryanair had said on Tuesday it would cancel 150 out of a total 400 flights scheduled to fly to and from Germany on Wednesday due to the strike and warned that such "wildcat" strikes would lead to job cuts if they continued.
German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on Ryanair to agree to mediation in its dispute over pay and terms, but there has been disagreement over who the mediator should be.
The union threatened that it could call further strikes if management does not make a better offer.
"As long as Ryanair does not make improved offers, there may have to be further strikes here," said VC negotiator Ingolf Schumacher.
Ryanair says its latest offer to VC addressed all of the union's demands and that the walkouts were unreasonable.