Ryanair Signs Pay Deal With Irish Pilots

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has reached an agreement on the wages of its pilots in Ireland, it announced on Tuesday. The four-year deal was signed with the Forsa union.

According to Ryanair, the pilots in Ireland will soon receive the same wages as before the corona crisis. During the crisis, they had agreed to lower wages. Three wage increases are also planned until March 2027, it still sounds.

The agreement was preceded by months of talks. In October, the union asked for a mediator to intervene after negotiations reached a dead end.

“In time for Christmas.”

“Our Irish pilots will see the pay cuts agreed upon during corona disappear on their December pay slip in time for Christmas,” said Darrell Hughes, Ryanair’s HR director. “This deal aligns our Irish pilots with similar wage recovery agreements we have made with other pilot unions in Europe over the past nine months.”

In July, Ryanair said it had signed agreements with all pilot unions except Ireland and Belgium. However, talks are indeed still ongoing in Belgium, confirms trade unionist Hans Elsen (ACV Puls) on Tuesday.

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