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Ryanair to hold its first-ever meeting with union

21 December, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Melinda Barton
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But there's still no gurantees - the union IMPACT - representing irish pilots is warning the strike is suspended rather than cancelled.

Following its announcement last week, budget airline Ryanair confirmed on Tuesday that it will recognise pilot unions for the first time in its history and that it will meet with cabin crew unions, as it looks to avert a strike in the run-up to Christmas.

It said it will recognise these unions 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.

"As soon as Ryanair proposes a concrete and binding date in January, we will of course take them up on it", UFO union board member Nicoley Baublies said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The company has taken away proposals put by IMPACT/IALPA at the meeting".

"We have meetings with the German unions tomorrow and Portuguese on Thursday, and we have meetings set up throughout January", he said.

Asked why he had described the mood in Ryanair as "miserable", Mr Bellew said they should have good cooperation with unions, and make things great for people.

He said the unions also reminded management they could reactive their intent to strike in the absence of a "timely agreement".

But last Friday, the airline announced that it would move towards recognising pilots' unions.

The climbdown by Ryanair and its Chief Executive Michael O'Leary means that for the first time, pilots can bring in professional representation.

VC said in advance of the meeting that it was looking for reassurances that Ryanair was genuine in its promise to recognize unions and threatened action if it turned out to be a tactic to delay strikes beyond Christmas.

Market analysts anticipate the increase in Ryanair's cost base could affect the airline's ability to meet its targets for 2018 and 2019, due to higher labour and fuel costs.


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