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Ryanair's pilots in Belgium are resisting a plan to give them fewer rest days. It appears as though they will take a couple of days off July 15 and 16.

Belgian Ryanair pilots will go on strike on July 15 and 16 in demand of higher wages and better working conditions, their union told Belgian broadcaster VRT on Friday.

Pilots residing in Belgium had given the Irish budget airline until Friday to reconsider its ideas to reduce the number of rest days for pilots, which they claimed were unlawful.

The pilots also demand higher wages to compensate for inflation.

The strike could potentially affect around 140 flights from Charleroi airport at the height of the summer holiday season.

It is, however, unclear yet how many pilots will join the strike and how many flights will need to be cancelled.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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Photo credit: A Ryanair pilot strike in Belgium could come in the middle of summer travel season. Pictured is the exterior of a Ryanair plane. Source: Ryanair Ryanair

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