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Ryanair Labor Strife Worsens as Irish Pilots Vote to Strike

  • Union to set walkout dates next week if no pay offer comes
  • Decision follows one by U.K. pilots to strike; shares fall
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Ryanair Holdings Plc’s Irish pilots followed their U.K. colleagues in voting to strike over pay, putting more pressure on efforts to keep a lid on costs at Europe’s biggest discount carrier.

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association said in a statement Friday that 94% of directly employed Ryanair pilots backed industrial action and that it will issue dates for a walkout early next week unless the Dublin-based airline makes a “substantive” wage offer by Monday.