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Donegal holidaymakers relief as Ryanair cancel Christmas strike

first_imgDonegal people planning to fly away for Christmas breathed a sigh of relief after Ryanair pilots suspended a planned 24-hour strike.According to Impact trade union, the airline agreed to recognise the union as the representative of Irish-based pilots.The move came after management agreed to meet the worker reps on Tuesday – after originally saying they would only do so on the day of the industrial action. This came after Ryanair announced they would meet and recognise trade unions for the first time.The proposed walkout was set to take place this Wednesday, December 20.A statement from Impact said: “The union asked management to release its Ryanair pilot representatives to prepare for and attend the meeting.“The union acknowledged the principled determination of Ryanair pilots, which it said had made this breakthrough possible, and said it looked forward to establishing a positive relationship with Ryanair company management.” The Dublin-based carrier said Friday it would recognise the unions “as long as they establish committees of Ryanair pilots… as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines”The now called off industrial action planned for Ireland was backed by 94 percent of pilots directly employed by Ryanair in this country.Donegal holidaymakers relief as Ryanair cancel Christmas strike was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancelledCHristmasryanairstrikelast_img read more


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Open Studios tour lets the curious see how art is created

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Most days, Ann Cavanaugh spends about six hours in her art studio, tucked away in a wooded part of north Clark County, but opening her workspace to the public on Sunday provided a change of pace.“It’s fun to interact with the people in my space,” the glass artist said. “People appreciate that you’re an artist and you’re creating things.”She was one of 50 artists from across the county to participate in this year’s Clark County Open Studios tour, which lets the public see inside local art studios and see how art is made.A kiln was one of the first things guests saw when entering Cavanaugh’s studio. Her art — including abstracts, landscapes and portraits, all created with glass — were everywhere. On her shelves sat containers filled with different colors of frit — powder- to gravel-sized granules that are melted into glass. Pieces in various stages of creation were on display, so guests could see how she layers the frit before firing it.The retired public educator ran into budding artists she knew, and even told some of them that they could use her studio space some time. She also shared a couple of the techniques she’s stumbled upon: using stencils to apply layers of frit, and taking a heat gun to some of her pieces, creating a crackle look.last_img read more