15th December 2017
Written on 15th December 2017
Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions to avoid widespread customer disruptions over Christmas period
Ryanair today (Friday, 15th December) announced that it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in Ryanair in each of these countries, as long as they establish Committees of Ryanair pilots to deal with Ryanair issues, as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines in Ireland or elsewhere.
Ryanair will now change its long-standing policy of not recognising unions in order to avoid any threat of disruption to its customers and its flights from pilot unions during Christmas week. Ryanair now calls on these pilot unions to call off the threatened industrial action on Wednesday 20th December next so that our customers can look forward to travelling home for Christmas without the threat or worry of pilot strikes hanging over them.