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Ryanair will also recognise cabin crew unions

The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.

Passengers sitting in a Ryanair airplane in Germany.
Passengers sitting in a Ryanair airplane in Germany.
Image: Caroline Seidel/PA Images

RYANAIR HAS SAID that it will also recognise cabin crew unions after last week stating that the company would be recognising pilot unions for the first time.

The airline said on Friday that it would be recognising unions in a bid to avert strike action that was due to talk place tomorrow 20 December. That strike action was subsequently called off.

Asked last week whether Ryanair would also recognise unions representing cabin crew, the airline said it would “wait and see what comes” in other parts of the workforce.

Today, the airline said it would meet with cabin crew unions in the new year. In a statement it said:

As Ryanair’s statement of Friday 15 December made clear, Ryanair is moving to recognise unions, starting this week with meetings with Irish, German and Portuguese pilot unions. It will lead on in the New Year to meetings with other EU pilot unions and cabin crew unions in due course as well.

Irish Ryanair pilots who are members of Ialpa had threatened to strike over the issue of union recognition and other employee conditions.

That strike threat continued until the company agreed to meet with union representatives. Both sides are scheduled to meet this evening.

Read: Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday >

Read: ‘We will play fair’: Ryanair’s recognition of unions welcomed by aviation groups >

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