Posted on: 22 January 2016 by Ross McSweeny
Ryanair has negotiated five year pay and conditions deals across its 76 European cabin crew bases.
Following weeks of direct negotiations between Ryanair and its elected cabin crew representatives, over 90% of Ryanair’s cabin crew voted to accept the new agreement. The airline says it will deliver improved sickness benefits, new cabin crew uniforms from 1 February 2016 and guaranteed pay and allowance increases over the next five years. Other features of the agreement include improved rosters with five days on and three days off.
“The last twelve months have been an extremely busy period for Ryanair’s people. We rolled out Year 2 of our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, while delivering increased load factors and industry leading traffic growth. 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,” remarked Ryanair’s chief people officer, Eddie Wilson. “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.”