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Ryanair Forced Cabin Crew Based In Other Countries To Break A Strike By Portuguese Flight Attendants

Recently, we’ve seen Ryanair make some big improvements in the way it treats its community of pilots at what is Europe’s largest low-cost airline.  The carrier has offered big salary increases, improved employment contracts, and moved to recognise unions representing…

Ryanair Comes Under Fire For Shocking Gender Pay Gap: Only 1.4% Of UK-Based Pilots Are Female

Under new rules designed to combat gender inequality in the workplace, Ryanair has been forced to disclose the gender pay gap for its UK-based workers.  The law, which affects all companies that employ more than 250 British staff, compels businesses…

Ryanair Continues To Recognise Pilot Unions But What About Cabin Crew? Strike Action Now Planned

The European Cabin Crew Association has claimed Ryanair is unwilling to negotiate with unions who represent cabin crew at the airline – just months after Ryanair said it would begin recognising unions for the first time in its history.  The…

Ryanair Enrages UK Lawmakers Over Treatment Of Cabin Crew – Airline Referred For Formal Investigation

Ryanair has been referred for formal investigation by two UK parliamentary committees over its treatment of cabin crew including the pay and benefits they are expected to receive.  The committees are independent groups that are set up by lawmakers to…

European Cabin Crew Association Now Says Ryanair’s Move to Recognise Unions is a “Publicity Stunt”

Ryanair could be in for an uphill struggle as it bids to soothe its tense relationship with pilots and cabin crew by recognising staff unions.  Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers made a major u-turn late last week when it…

So Ryanair WILL Recongise Cabin Crew Unions “In Due Course”: So What Happens Now?

When Ryanair first announced, on 15th December, that it would finally recognise unions who represent its pilots, two questions immediately sprung to mind.  First, was Ryanair being disingenuous?  And second, what about all the other staff working for the airline,…

Ryanair Agree’s to Recognise Pilot Trade Unions in Huge U-Turn But Will Cabin Crew Get the Same Treatment?

In a major about-turn, Ryanair has agreed to recognise trade unions who represent some of the airline’s 4,000 pilots for the first time in its history.  Under Irish employment law, which applies across Europe, Ryanair has until now, refused to…

Pilots Vote to Strike for First time in Ryanair’s History as Union Says the Airline Must Stop “Social Dumping”

The proverbial race to the bottom may, at last, be coming to an end.  As passengers demand ever lower airfares, the airlines have been more than happy to accommodate our wishes with relentless cost-cutting drives.  The master of this business…

Ryanair Claims its Pilots Earn 20% More Than Rival Norwegian: Outlook Optimistic

Ryanair published its financial results for the first half of 2017 today and with them came some fairly interesting comments about how the airline intended to resolve a dispute with pilots over pay and conditions.  The low-cost carrier has been…

Ryanair Says it Has Hired Over 860 Pilots This Year: Warns Staff They Will Not Get a Trade Union

Does Ryanair have a pilot recruitment problem or not?  Well, it’s an interesting question as publicly the airline says it definitely doesn’t.  The evidence to the contrary would suggest otherwise.  To remind you, the reason we’re even discussing this is…

Why Would Anyone Want to Work As Cabin Crew For Ryanair? Less Pro’s and More Con’s: All the Details

Ryanair has been getting more than its fair share of bad publicity recently.  It all started on 15th September when the Irish-based low-cost airline announced it would cancel thousands of flights in what it called an effort “to improve its…

Compensation Experts Claim Ryanair Could Take a Hit of at Least $72 Million for Flight Cancellation Debacle

Skycops, a firm that specialises in fighting for compensation following air travel delays and cancellations claims Ryanair could face a bill of up to $72 million USD following the budget carriers decision to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six…

Ryanair Announces Plan to Cancel Thousands of Flights in a Bid to “Improve Punctuality”

In a rather unusual move, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline and the biggest carrier for passenger numbers has announced plans to cancel thousands of flights over the next six weeks.  The airline said that until the end of October, approximately…

Ryanair Hails Victory in European Cabin Crew Court Case But That’s Only Half the Story

There could be trouble brewing on the horizon for how Ryanair employs its cabin crew across Europe but the airline insists the “status quo” will remain.  It comes after the European Court of Justice today ruled on a case brought…

Ryanair Has a Plan to Prevent Flight Delays – Ban Passengers from Bringing Bags into the Cabin

A few weeks ago, we reported a story about Ryanair getting annoyed with passengers and the size of their carry on bags.  A spokesperson for Ryanair said passengers were “flouting” the rules and their actions were the cause of flight…

Ryanair Has Had Enough of Being ‘Nice’: Accuses Passengers of Flouting Rules

If you went back in time to about four years ago, you’d remember that Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline that dominates intra-European aviation fondly thought of itself as the ‘nasty’ airline.  The rules were harsh and the charges steep –…

Ryanair Accuses Lufthansa of Foul Play Over its Bid for airberlin. Is Etihad Airways to Blame?

In 2009, Lufthansa said it would oppose the “wild expansion” of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways into the European market.  At the time, the airline claimed it welcomed competition but that bilateral agreements between European and Gulf airlines weren’t “balanced.”…

Ryanair is Calling Time On Drunken Behaviour – And it Wants Airports to Play Their Part Too

Europes largest low-cost airline, Ryanair is calling foul when it comes to drunken and disruptive behaviour onboard its aircraft. And now the airline is pointing the finger of blame at airport pubs and shops who sell alcohol to passengers before…

Twitter Trolls Beware: Discount Irish Airline Ryanair Are Coming For You (And Winning)

Twitter has a problem – a big problem that it just can’t seem to shake.  It comes in the form of internet trolls – the anonymous social media users who go out of their way to provoke upset and anguish. …

Ryanair Increases Ancillary Revenue by Getting Cabin Crew to Hard Sell – Introduces Tough Sales Targets

Ryanair likes to call itself ‘Europes Number 1 Airline’ and for good reason.  In 2015/2016, the low-cost carrier became the first airline to carry 100 million international passengers.  The Irish airline delivered a post-tax profit of €1,241.6 million – Up…

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