Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary

This just in.

Ryanair has confirmed in writing that it recognises the trade union IMPACT as the representative of the airline’s pilots for collective bargaining purposes.

With immediate effect.

In a statement released in the past few minutes, IMPACT says:

“IMPACT says it has accepted an invitation from company management to attend a meeting on 3rd January 2018 to agree a comprehensive recognition agreement that will establish collective bargaining procedures in the airline.

“The union cautioned that it expected management to reach agreement on procedures quickly so that the parties could move on to negotiate substantial issues around pilots’ pay and working conditions.

“On this basis, IMPACT said the company’s confirmation that it recognised the union, with effect from today, and would conclude a comprehensive agreement, meant the danger of industrial action had receded for the present.

“IMPACT official Ashley Connolly said union recognition in Ryanair was an historic achievement that would resonate beyond the company.

“‘This advance is good news for Ryanair pilots, passengers and shareholders. We also think it will assist thousands of workers elsewhere, who want independent workplace representation but whose anti-union employers had been encouraged and emboldened by Ryanair’s previous antipathy towards IMPACT and other unions.

“‘This breakthrough, which was made possible by the principled resolve of Ryanair pilots, should be an encouragement to workers across the economy. IMPACT will now immediately start work to make union recognition in Ryanair a practical reality by working with management to establish a formal collective bargaining agreement, and then by using this opportunity to win improved security, terms, and working conditions for the airline’s pilots.'”

Ryanair confirms recognition of IMPACT in letter (RTE)

7 thoughts on “Recognised

  1. scottser

    what’s with the flirty girlies in the poster? now that they recognise unions, you could say ryanair has been dragged kicking and screaming into the fifties.

    1. dav

      While O’Leary is still there?? not on yer life.
      Whatever humiliation he is feeling at the moment will, in his mind, demand payback. It’ll be like Thatcher and the coal miners – a previous strike brought down a previous tory government that Thatcher was in. When SHE provoked the next strike it was only after she new she had alternative supplies of coal on hand.
      It’ll take a year or 2 but if O’Leary is still in charge (hell have lined up strike breakers before the attacks the union).

      1. Toni the exotic dancer

        that’s th3 end of cheap flight so. all so the well paid pilots could earn more. I hope he smashes the pilots union. but looks after the cabin crew.

        1. Andy

          He’s unlikely to do that.

          Unless Norweigen goes bust………….which would not be a shock given their current financial position.

  2. Diddy

    All could have been avoided where o Leary not a capitalist Barbarian. The profits to the rich few and sharp practice towards employees ( who too create wealth, right wingers) model needs to challenge wherever it exists. You don’t see IKEA treating their staff like disposable serfs. Well done Ryanair comrades.

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