LOW-COST CARRIER RYANAIR has announced plans to also recognise cabin crew unions.
The new to recoginise these unions has come less than a week after the airline stated that the company would recognise pilot unions for the first time.
The airline said on Friday that it would recognise unions in a bid to avert strike action that was due to take place tomorrow, 20 December. That strike action was subsequently called off.
Asked last week whether Ryanair would also recognise unions representing cabin crew, the airline said it would “wait and see what comes” in other parts of the workforce.
Today, the airline said it would meet with cabin crew unions in the new year.
The statement released by the company said:
“As Ryanair’s statement of Friday 15 December made clear, Ryanair is moving to recognise unions, starting this week with meetings with Irish, German and Portuguese pilot unions.
“It will lead on in the New Year to meetings with other EU pilot unions and cabin crew unions in due course as well.”
Irish Ryanair pilots who are members of Ialpa had threatened to strike over the issue of union recognition and other employee conditions.
That strike threat continued until the company agreed to meet with union representatives. Both sides are scheduled to meet this evening.
Written by Rónán Duffy and posted on TheJournal.ie