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Ryanair strikes pay deal with European cabin crew

Ryanair strikes pay deal with European cabin crew

Ryanair has negotiated a five year pay and conditions deal with all of its 76 cabin crew bases across Europe, following the successful conclusion of similar five year deals at all 76 pilot bases.

Following weeks of direct negotiations between Ryanair and its elected cabin crew representatives, using long established collective bargaining structures, Ryanair’s cabin crew at all of its 76 bases have voted to accept new agreements.

In a statement Ryanair said the deal would deliver guaranteed pay and allowance increases over the next five years.

Staff can also expect improved sickness benefits, new cabin crew uniforms, and the possibility of more promotions as the low-cost carrier embarks on an eight year, 400 new aircraft order.

Ryanair chief people officer, Eddie Wilson said: “The last 12 months have been an extremely busy period for Ryanair’s people.
“We have also been working hard behind the scenes with our people to negotiate improved pay and working condition deals for all our frontline pilots and cabin crew.


“The fact that Ryanair can use our improving financial performance to improve the pay and conditions of our frontline crew underlines the long standing success of Ryanair’s collective bargaining model, which continues to deliver improved pay and conditions as well as job security for our pilots and cabin crew at a time when their counterparts in many other European airlines are facing job, pay and pension cuts or are engaged in industrial action to avoid such cuts.”