Passengers board a Ryanair flight at Belfast International Airport. Clouds hang over the airline’s summer schedule as pilots and crew threaten strike action.
Photo: Nick Birse/Wikimedia Commons
As pilots and crew at the Irish budget carrier plan industrial action, the UK’s largest car maker says its workers could face Brexit uncertainty. Delano’s breakfast briefing.
Ryanair strike threat
Representatives of Ryanair cabin and ground crew from across Europe have threatened to join about 100 pilots in planned strike action on 12 July, says The Guardian. The airline says that the demands made by the pilots and crew include benefits they already enjoy.
Jaguar Land Rover Brexit review
Jaguar Land Rover says a planned five-year £80billion investment in the UK would be reviewed if Brexit negotiations result in “the wrong outcome”. The company is the biggest vehicle manufacture in Britain, and currently employees 40,000 workers. It says their future is also uncertain if the UK leaves the EU single market. “A bad Brexit deal would cost Jaguar Land Rover more than £1.2bn profit each year,” CEO Ralf Speth was quoted as saying in The Guardian.
Another Novichok poisoning
Scotland Yard says the British couple in critical condition in a Salisbury hospital were poisoned by the nerve agent novichok. The couple fell ill at their home, which is close to where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia also suffered symptoms of the nerve agent in March.
Trump wrong on trade balance says Juncker
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that the EU has a trade deficit with the United States, despite US president Donald Trump insisting the reverse. Bloomberg cites Juncker as saying: “If you add up all of the trade in goods and services and the profits made by American companies, the benefit is on the other side of the Atlantic.”
Toll rises in Montreal heatwave
The Canadian city of Montreal is suffering extreme weather that has claimed 12 lives. Emergency services says they are receiving 1,200 heat-related calls a day as the hot and humid conditions are set to continue until well into Thursday.
78% pass rate for Lux school leavers
2,615 of the 3,333 students who took a school-leaving exam in the Luxembourg state education system this year received a pass certificate. Of those, 139 were awarded an “excellent” mention, compared with just 100 (out of 2,679) in 2017.
Today's breakfast briefing was compiled by Duncan Roberts