Ryanair pilots are set to vote on whether to take strike action this summer in a new ballot.
Members of the union British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) will be voting over the next few weeks as to whether they want to proceed with industrial action.
The ballot comes over a dispute regarding pay and conditions, with BALPA claiming that there are issues over factors such as pensions, maternity benefits and pay structure.
The union claims that it has "not been able to come to an agreement with the company in relation to any one of our concerns".
As a result it is issuing a ballot on strike action to its members on the 24th July.
The ballot will close on the 7th August at which point the results will be revealed.
If the union members do vote in favour of strike action, it could be that these take place in August, which would coincide with the summer school holidays.
Brian Strutton, the union's General Secretary, said in a statement: "Our Ryanair reps have been trying to tackle some of the many issues that result from years of non-recognition of unions within Ryanair. But we have not been able to make any progress with Ryanair at all on any of our areas of concern.
"As usual with Ryanair, it’s their way or the highway, and we are not prepared to put up with that."
BALPA is currently holding a separate strike ballot for British Airways pilots following a dispute with the airline over pay, with results expected to be revealed on the 22nd July when the vote closes.
British Airways offered a pay increase in may of 11.5 per cent over three years, but this offer has been rejected by BALPA.
The union previously held a consultative ballot amongst its members, in which it says 96 per cent voted against the proposal and called for a strike ballot.
Mirror Online has contacted representatives for Ryanair for comment.
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