Ryanair chairman weakened but remains in post

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has been re-elected at the company’s annual general meeting, although his position at the company looks increasingly untenable. Today (20 September) Mr Bonderman faced his most contested election as chairman of Ryanair, with 29.5% of shareholders either voting against him or abstaining compared to 12.5% in 2017. Based on these results […]


September 20, 2018

Ryanair breaks promise to respect trade union rights in Poland

Ryanair has attempted to deny trade union rights for Polish cabin crew on the same day they launched their new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union was legally established earlier this week and affiliated to the Polish union federation NSZZ Solidarność. It represents all cabin crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country and is the […]


September 14, 2018

New Polish union joins the fight for fair treatment at Ryanair

Ryanair cabin crew based in Poland have founded a new trade union to fight for fair pay and working conditions in the growing eastern European market. Established by both Polish and foreign nationals across Ryanair’s five bases in the country, CWR Cabin Crew Union represents the interests of all the airline’s cabin crew. It becomes […]


September 13, 2018

ITF President calls for new Ryanair chairman at shareholder meeting

Ryanair must find a new chairman to take the company forward sustainably, President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Paddy Crumlin has told an international meeting of major global pension fund trustees. Addressing the annual conference of the Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) in San Francisco, Mr Crumlin has highlighted the need for fresh […]


September 11, 2018

ITF and ETF call for new Ryanair chairman

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling for shareholders to oppose the re-election of Ryanair chairman David Bonderman and overhaul the company’s corporate governance practices. Back in December the company finally announced that it would recognise trade unions for the first time. Progress since then has been erratic […]


September 4, 2018

ITF and ETF congratulate Fórsa on Ryanair recognition deal

ITF and ETF’s affiliate Fórsa has signed a recognition deal with Ryanair to represent all cabin crew based in the Republic of Ireland The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) congratulate their Irish affiliate union Fórsa on signing a recognition deal to represent Ryanair cabin crew. The deal covers all […]


August 31, 2018

ITF welcomes Indonesian union alliance

The ITF has welcomed the new alliance of civil aviation trade unions in Indonesia. ITF affiliates IKAGI and Sekar Sejahtera ACS are part of the recently inaugurated Indonesian Airport Workers Alliance (PAGJABSI). ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez said: “The creation of an alliance of Indonesian Aviation Unions is a clear statement of […]


August 21, 2018

ITF and ETF continue to support striking Ryanair pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair pilots taking strike action tomorrow. Ryanair pilots in several European countries are taking industrial action tomorrow over the company’s continued failure to deliver improvements for the workforce. Their demands include contracts under national rather than Irish law, an end to false […]


August 10, 2018