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EASYJET cabin crew will begin nine days' worth of strike action today, with more walkouts planned in Spain throughout July.

It means hundreds of crew members will stop work at easyJet’s bases in Barcelona, Málaga and Palma.

The strikes will consist of three 72-hour stoppages at fortnightly intervals starting from today.

The first of the three strikes will start from today and continue until Sunday, July 3.

Following this weekend's action, further strikes will then take place between the 15th and 17th, and finally between the 29th and 31st.

Last month an easyJet spokesperson said they were hoping to still operate a full schedule, despite the strikes taking place, but admitted there could be some disruption to their services.

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They said: “We are extremely disappointed with this action as we have made considerable progress towards a new collective labour agreement and so would like to continue a constructive dialogue with them.

“Should the industrial action go ahead there could be some disruption to our flying programme to and from Málaga, Palma and Barcelona during the strike period.

"However, at this stage, easyJet plans to operate its full schedule and we would like to reassure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise any disruption."

Today, the airline advised passengers travelling between Barcelona, Malaga and Panama to check the status of their flights.

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A spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: "easyJet has been formally advised of strike action by its Spain based cabin crew union USO-STA between 1-3, 15-17, and 29-31 July at its Spanish bases.

"We advise customers travelling to and from Barcelona, Malaga and Palma to check the status of their flights on our Flight Tracker page or manage their bookings using our disruption portal on our mobile app or website.

"Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologies to all our customers for any inconvenience caused and would like to reassure them we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the strike actions."

Airline staff who belong to the Spanish USO union announced they'll walk out last month after easyJet confirmed 11,000 flights would be axed from its summer schedules.

The union is looking for a 40 per cent pay rise in low-paid cabin staff’s basic wage.

EasyJet is not the only airline to be on strike this weekend either.

Ryanair staff in Spain are walking out in a row over pay and working conditions.

Their strikes began yesterday and will last until Saturday, July 2.

This will affect flights at ten bases across Spain – Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma, Valencia, Girona, Santiago de Compostela and Ibiza.

A spokesperson from the airline told Sun Online Travel that they still expect to operate a full schedule this weekend and that the strikes were "poorly supported".

They said: “Ryanair expects to operate a full schedule to/from Spain this weekend (30thJune, 1st July & 2nd July) despite minor and poorly supported labour strikes in Spain.”

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