Spain - Union action at Ryanair - January 31, 2018

Ryanair pilots have threatened to take legal action against the airline over their employment rights under Spanish law if they do not receive certain assurances. The pilot trade union SEPLA has written to Ryanair accusing management of failing to negotiate in good faith since formally recognising unions before Christmas. SEPLA warns that if a meeting is not held by end January 2018 to regularise the rights of Ryanair pilots in accordance with the country’s regulations, it will proceed to initiate all legal actions that the labour law grants in defence of legitimate workers’ rights. SEPLA is surprised and disappointed at documentation received from management, which continues to link payment of a 20% pay rise to conditions which pilots find unacceptable.

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