First pilots, now cabin crew - Ryanair to recognise other unions

First pilots, now cabin crew - Ryanair to recognise other unions

Update 9pm: The trade union Impact has said it is disappointed that Ryanair bosses would not give them a document confirming the company's recognition of unions, and readiness to negotiate with them in collective bargaining.

In a statement issued last night, Impact said it has agreed to meet Ryanair management tomorrow evening, but stressed that it is available to meet sooner.

The Dublin-based carrier said it would recognise the unions "as long as they establish committees of Ryanair pilots... as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines".

"Recognizing unions will be a significant change for Ryanair", Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said, speaking at the time of the first announcement.

"Ryanair now calls on these pilot unions to call off the threatened industrial action on Wednesday 20 Dec next so that our customers can look forward to travelling home for Christmas without the threat or worry of pilot strikes hanging over them".

For the first time in 32-years, the low-priced airline will acknowledge the unions after threats by pilots to strike on December 20.

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Back in September, they were forced to cancel 20,000 flights due to a roster error which forced them to offer pilots bonuses of €10,000 to keep other planes in the air.

"He has said in the past that hell would freeze over before he would recognise unions".

According to a recording of a meeting obtained by the Irish Independent newspaper, Ryanair executives told pilots at Stansted last week that the airline had "grown too fast" and lost their trust, but was working hard to restore it.

However IMPACT, the union involved, has already warned that the strike is suspended rather than cancelled.

Ryanair's chief people officer Eddie Wilson said earlier last week the company's long-standing policy of not recognising workers' groups is changing now.

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