Ryanair signs latest labour agreements with Belgian staff

Ryanair signs latest labour agreements with Belgian staff

Ryanair has signed collective labour agreements with the Belgian unions CNE-CSC and LBC-NVK.

The deals cover all of Ryanair’s directly employed pilots and cabin crew in the country.

Belgian Labour Law will apply to all Ryanair pilots and cabin crew in Belgium no later than January 31st next year.

This follows similar agreements signed over the past week with pilot unions SEPLA in Spain, SPAC in Portugal and BALPA in the UK, covering all of Ryanair’s directly employed Spanish, Portuguese and UK Pilots.

Ryanair chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said: “We are pleased to have signed this latest collective labour agreements covering all of our directly employed pilots and cabin crew in Belgium.

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“These signed union agreements in Belgium, Spain, Portugal and the UK again demonstrate the considerable progress we’re making in concluding union agreements with our people in our major EU markets.”

He added: “We expect that these new agreements will encourage the cabin crew unions in both Spain and Portugal to remove competitor airline employees (who have been blocking progress) and to quickly conclude cabin crew agreements in those two countries, as that’s what our Portuguese and Spanish cabin crew are now demanding.”