Ryanair confirms it will recognise cabin crew unions

In a statement Ryanair said that as per their historic decision to recognise unions for the first time, which was announced last Friday, they will look to meet with other unions “in due course”. “Ryanair is moving to recognise unions, starting this week with meetings with Irish, German and Portuguese pilot unions. It will lead […]

December 19, 2017

Ryanair Recognizes Unions in Historic Shift to Avert Strike (bloomberg.com)

By Richard Weiss and Dara Doyle Carrier’s reversal came hours before first planned walkout Shares fall as analysts expect rising costs for Irish airline Ryanair Holdings Plc buckled under pressure from disgruntled pilots and agreed to recognize labor unions in an eleventh-hour move by Europe’s biggest budget airline to avert strikes threatening flight disruptions during […]

December 18, 2017

Q&A: What’s happening with the Ryanair strike? (.irishtimes.com)

Airline says in surprise move it will recognise trade unions in bid to head off strike action. By Martin Wall What has Ryanair announced? The airline said in a surprise move early on Friday that it would recognise trade unions in a bid to head off threatened strike action next week. A one-day stoppage by […]

‘We’ll play fair, Ryanair’ – global unions respond to airline’s recognition decision

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), who represent workers in all the major players in Europe’s aviation industry, including Ryanair, have welcomed Ryanair’s statement today [15/12/2017] that it will change its “long standing policy of not recognising unions”– and have issued a challenge to the airline to play fair […]

Ryanair’s winter of discontent (bloomberg.com)

  The budget airline’s first strike is a battle for our times. By Chris Bryant Ryanair Holdings Plc’s winter of discontent is coming. Unhappy with their working conditions and the budget airline’s refusal to recognize collective bargaining, pilots are set to strike for the first time in Europe in the run-up to Christmas. A reckoning […]

December 15, 2017

JetBlue flight attendants have filed for a union election (forbes.com)

The Transport Workers Union filed signatures with the National Mediation Board on Wednesday, seeking a union representation election for JetBlue’s 5,000 flight attendants. “JetBlue flight attendants have come to the realization that the company does not have their best interests in mind,” said John Samuelsen, TWU international president. “They have come to the right place, […]

December 7, 2017

Transport Workers Union reaches flight attendant deal at Allegiant and looks to JetBlue (forbes.com)

Allegiant Airlines and the Transport Workers Union say they have negotiated a tentative agreement for the first contract ever signed by the carrier’s 1,150 flight attendants. Allegiant, a Las Vegas-based ultra-low-cost carrier, first offered scheduled service in 1998. TWU organized the flight attendants in 2010 and began contract talks in June 2011. An initial tentative […]

November 23, 2017

‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday. AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series […]

October 17, 2017