EU Sources - Looming walkouts across Europe force Ryanair to the union table - December 31, 2017

European-wide threatened walkouts formulated by Ryanair crews in Germany, Ireland, Britain, Italy, Spain and Portugal in long-running rows over pay and conditions led to the unprecedented step of offering union recognition. The management said that the main reason to recognise unions was the fact that the airline was facing the prospect of compensating 150,000 passengers in Christmas week and possibly more after that as a result of the looming industrial action. The move prompted unions to suspend their strike plans, averting the threat of major upheaval over the busy holiday period. The Irish trade union Impact called off the threat of a strike at Irish airports after Ryanair pledged in writing to recognise the organisation. However, German trade union Cockpit decided to launch a ‘warning strike’ after a first round of talks with Ryanair broke down.

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