Ryanair to Recognize Pilot Unions to Avert Christmas Strike

18 December, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
  • Ryanair planes parked at Stansted Airport in England

The airline was also facing action by pilots in Italy, Germany and Portugal.

Impact, the Irish pilots' union, said it had received Ryanair's letter on Friday morning.

Impact, which represents Irish-based pilots, has agreed to meet the low-priced carrier's management on Tuesday evening ahead of the planned strike on Wednesday.

Ryanair and the Irish pilots' union look set to meet for talks next week in a bid to avert a pre-Christmas strike.

The Portuguese pilot union has requested a meeting and Ryanair has offered to meet them on Thursday December 21st.

A RYANAIR Christmas strike that threatened to bring festive travel misery to passengers has been suspended.

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During a conference call with the pilots, Mr O'Leary is understood to have said that the offer of union recognition from Ryanair today is genuine.

An upcoming Ryanair pilot strike has been suspended after the airline agreed to talks - much to the relief of those flying overseas for Christmas.

Pilots in Germany have voted to take industrial action during the Christmas period and German union Vereinigung Cockpit said the onus was now on Ryanair to "prove that this announcement is serious".

Confirmation that the meeting with Impact will now take place Tuesday in advance of the Wednesday deadline was confirmed by Ryanair on Saturday.

In Spain, there are no strikes planned for pilots, but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on December 30.

It is the only time airline boss Michael O'Leary has extended such an invite to union leaders in the 32 years the company has been in business.

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