London — Ryanair has signed deals with cabin crew unions in Italy to provide employment contracts under Italian law, the Irish no-frills airline said on Tuesday ahead of a Europe-wide strike over working conditions. The troubled Dublin-based carrier said in a statement that it has agreed on a collective labour agreement with the three main cabin crew unions: FIT CISL, ANPAC and ANPAV. The deal will take effect on October 1, it added. Tuesday’s news came after Ryanair reached a preliminary deal earlier this month. However, some Italian crews, alongside their Belgian, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese counterparts, announced a 24-hour stoppage for Friday that unions claim will be the biggest strike in the carrier’s history. Italian pilots had earlier approved an agreement over working conditions with Ryanair in the first such deal the aviation giant had fully concluded. The agreement, reached in August after eight months of talks, gave Italy-based pilots working for Ryanair "protection an...

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