Airplanes. Ryanair recognises unions as representative of its pilots -SPECIALS AVIONEWS
Milan, Italy - As long as they are only its workers and reunited in a committee
"Ryanair today (Fri 15 Dec) announced that it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in the low-cost in each of these countries, as long as they establish Committees of its pilots to deal with carrier issues, as the airline will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines in Ireland or elsewhere. The carrier will now change its long standing policy of not recognising unions in order to avoid any threat of disruption to its customers and its flights from pilot unions during Christmas week. Ryanair now calls on these pilot unions to call off the threatened industrial action on Wed 20 Dec next so that our customers can look forward to travelling home for Christmas without the threat or worry of pilot strikes hanging over them". See for details AVIONEWS. It is possible to see the integral English version of the letter sent by Eddie Wilson to Angela Kirk, National Secretary Impact (a page) in the "Specials" section on the left side of the AVIONEWS home-page.
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