Ryanair has agreed a set of principles with Italian unions which will form the basis of a comprehensive collective labour agreement for cabin crew based in the country.
The news follows a meeting in Rome between the low-cost carrier and the three main unions, FIT CISL, ANPAC, and ANPAV earlier.
Italian-based cabin crew will be covered by the deal from October 1st.
The parties agreed that they are “now in the final stages of concluding final terms and conditions of a collective labour agreement” which will be governed by Italian law and the Italian courts.
Ryanair chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said: “We welcome this agreement with the three Italian cabin crew unions on the terms of a collective labour agreement, which will cover all of our Italian based cabin crew, and will start from next month.”
The agreement follows recent cabin crew agreements in Ireland with Forsa and in the UK with Unite.
Wilson added: “We expect to sign this first collective labour agreement for our Italian cabin crew before the end of September, which will lead to significant pay improvements and other benefits for our Italian based cabin crew.
“This agreement is a further sign of the significant progress Ryanair is making in reaching agreements with our people and their unions in different EU countries, and disproves false claims made by smaller unions not involved in these negotiations, and who are threatening strikes later this winter, which will either not take place or be unsuccessful.”