Berlin — Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair in Germany staged a full-day walkout on Wednesday and threatened further strikes to put pressure on management in labour talks with Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said it would take time to agree deals with unions, adding that even though he did not like the strikes, he was willing to put up with them to defend the company’s low-cost business model. O’Leary said the strikes were having a tiny effect on overall operations, prompting shares in Ryanair to reverse earlier modest losses to trade 0.6% up by 11:25 GMT. The airline had said on Tuesday it would cancel 150 out of a total 400 flights scheduled to fly to and from Germany on Wednesday due to the strike and warned that such “wildcat” strikes would lead to job cuts if they continued. German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on Ryanair to agree to mediation in its dispute over pay and terms, but there has been disagreement over who the mediator...

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