ITF and ETF back the most widespread Ryanair strike yet

Ryanair cabin crew in six countries are taking industrial action tomorrow in the most widespread strike the airline has yet seen. Crew based in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are striking for 24 hours in response to the company’s continued failure to deliver a fair deal for its workers. While some negotiations […]

September 27, 2018

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

Help stop Ryanair’s union-busting in Poland

A call from the ITF/ETF campaigns team As recently reported by the ITF, cabin crew based in Poland have launched a new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union is affiliated to NSZZ Solidarność and represents all crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country. However, the new union is already in danger. In base meetings on […]

September 18, 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

Ryanair chairman faces two-pronged bid to unseat him (

By Benjamin D Katz Ryanair Holdings Plc’s chairman of more than two decades, American billionaire David Bonderman, is facing increasing opposition to his re-election at the Irish discount carrier’s annual meeting this month. The ITF and ETF international labor groups and investor-advisory service Glass Lewis are separately lobbying against the reappointment of Bonderman, a long-time […]

September 5, 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