Ryanair pilots suspend planned pre-Christmas strike

18 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Lora Ball
  • Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary

However, IMPACT said it needs clarifications from Ryanair on how it will handle matters into the future.

Ryanair and the Irish pilots' union look set to meet for talks next week in a bid to avert a pre-Christmas strike.

Ryanair and the pilots union IALPA are locked in a standoff, just days ahead of Wednesday's planned strike. Impact added that it hoped the suspension of industrial action would remove any uncertainty for passengers intending to travel on Wednesday.

An upcoming Ryanair pilot strike has been suspended after the airline agreed to talks - much to the relief of those flying overseas for Christmas.

It has asked the airline to release its pilot representatives so they can prepare for and attend the meeting.

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According to the German pilots' union, Ryanair offers no continued payment of wages in the event of sickness, no obligatory work schedule, no retirement planning and a widely prevalent system of pseudo-self-employed pilots.

Other sources suggested pressure from shareholders resulted in the dramatic decision to agree to union recognition.

The carrier said it would 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".

In Spain, there are no strikes planned for pilots but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on 30 December.

In October, Mr O'Leary wrote to his airline's pilots to offer them better pay and conditions after Ryanair was forced to cancel thousands of flights.

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