Ryanair UK cabin crew approve collective labor agreement

Ryanair UK cabin crew approve collective labor agreement
Widespread strikes by pilots and cabin crew in the last year have forced Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights. (Reuters)
Updated 24 September 2019

Ryanair UK cabin crew approve collective labor agreement

Ryanair UK cabin crew approve collective labor agreement
  • British Ryanair pilors announced the cancellation of planned strikes to allow room for negotiations
  • Ryanair said that 80 percent of the cabin crew voted in favor of a four-year labour agreement

DUBLIN: Ryanair cabin crew in the United Kingdom have voted to approve a collective labor agreement on pay and conditions in the latest step by management to curb a wave of industrial unrest, the airline said on Tuesday.
Widespread strikes over pay and conditions by pilots and cabin crew a year ago forced Ryanair to cancel hundreds of flights, but a series of strikes in Britain, Spain and Portugal in recent weeks has caused minimal disruption.
The cabin crew deal comes after British Ryanair pilots on Friday announced the cancelation of planned strikes to allow “breathing space” for negotiations on pay and conditions.
Ryanair said 80 percent of cabin crew with the Unite trade union voted in favor of a four-year collective labor agreement that will cover all of the airline’s directly employed cabin crew in the United Kingdom, creating a new pay structure and increased guaranteed income.