Ryanair recognises Ver.di cabin crew union in Germany

Ryanair recognises Ver.di cabin crew union in Germany

Ryanair has signed its third cabin crew union recognition agreement, with Ver.di Union.

The union will now be the representative body for all directly employed cabin crew operating on Ryanair aircraft in Germany.

This cabin crew recognition agreement follows extensive negotiations with Ver.di and covers the German market.

The low-cost carrier said it would see to conclude an early collective labour agreement for its directly employed cabin crew based in Germany.

This agreement follows Ryanair’s first cabin crew recognition deal with the Italian ANPAC/ANPAV unions and second cabin crew agreement with Unite Union in the UK.

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Ryanair chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said: “We are pleased to sign this cabin crew recognition agreement with Ver.di in Germany.

“This is a further sign of the progress Ryanair is making with trade unions since our December 2017 decision to recognise unions, with over 60 per cent of our cabin crew now covered by recognition agreements.

“We hope to announce further agreements over the coming weeks, in those countries where unions have approached these negotiations in a practical and positive manner.

“As this growing number of pilot and cabin crew recognition agreements confirms, we are making progress and confounding those sceptics who claimed that our December 2017 decision was not real or genuine.”

Strikes

Also today, the Irish carrier said it has been forced to cancel up to 600 flights over two days next week due to a strike by cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

The decision will affect almost 50,000 passengers who had booked to fly to or from those three countries on July 25th-26th.

Ryanair said had already contacted the affected passengers and said if customers have not received an email or SMS text, they should expect to travel as scheduled.