Ireland - Pilots at Ryanair formulate demands - October 31, 2017

The turbulence at Ryanair continues. The company’s Stansted pilots voted to reject a pay deal offered by the management in a 60% to 40% majority. A pay and pension boost of up to £24,000 (€27,000) each had been on offer from management - but only if pilots continued to negotiate with the airline directly. It is believed a number of other bases have also rejected the improved terms and conditions. The European Employee Representative Committee, which is not recognised by Ryanair management, also threatened industrial action and made a pay demand for pilots which is close to twice what the airline has offered. Moreover, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) that represents over 10,000 pilots in the UK launched a survey among Ryanair pilots in response to what it says is growing dissatisfaction with the company.  

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