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European pilot group says Ryanair base closures 'declaration of war'

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European pilot group says Ryanair base closures 'declaration of war'
FILE PHOTO: Ryanair logo is pictured on the the jacket of a cabin crew member ahead of a news conference by Ryanair union representatives in Brussels, Belgium September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo   -   Copyright  Francois Lenoir(Reuters)
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – A pan-European body representing Ryanair pilot unions on Friday described the Irish airline’s decision to close two bases and reduce its capacity this winter as a “declaration of war” on unions.

“We call on Ryanair … to change its confrontational and counterproductive approach,” European Cockpit Association President Dirk Polloczek said in a statement. “It is hard to see how Ryanair can realistically expect to reach agreements with its unions with such threats hanging in the air.”

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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