Germany - Pilots reach first collective agreement - September 30, 2019

Pilots have reached an agreement with Ryanair for the first time, a boost to the budget carrier which is facing industrial unrest elsewhere in Europe. Since 2017 the company has been facing strikes and labour unrest. Under the agreement, pilots will be paid more and will benefit from better protection in case of layoffs. The parties also agreed on future talks which would include the possible creation of a works council. But according to the union the Europe-wide slogan ‘Ryanair must change!’ remains alive.

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