Published on : Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The airline has taken this step in the face of the strike action being taken by unions
in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
Ryanair says this will affect 30,000 passengers, who have been notified by text and
email. The long-running industrial action by Ryanair staff centres on working
Ryanair says it “sincerely regrets these unnecessary customer disruptions”, which it blames on agitation from competitor airlines.
Workers based in countries other than Ireland are unhappy that Ryanair has been
employing them under Irish legislation.
Staff claim this creates significant insecurity for them, blocking their access to state
benefits in their home country.
Employees say they are compelled to receive their pay in Irish bank accounts, which
affects their credit rating in their home country. Any queries they have must be made
to an Irish number, which is more expensive than a local call.
Ryanair said it has agreed to move to local contracts, law and taxation as quickly as
possible next year, but with certain conditions.
The company said on Tuesday it had signed deals with three cabin crew unions in
Italy to provide employment contracts under Italian law.
Ryanair said it had made significant progress in recent weeks with union
negotiations, which include pilot and/or cabin crew agreements in Ireland, UK, Italy
The airline added that, in the past two weeks, it had written to the pilot unions in
Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal and Germany to negotiate similar agreements to
that reached in Ireland for both pilots and cabin crew.