Ryanair offers to meet with union ahead of strike action

Ryanair offers to meet with union ahead of strike action

Ryanair offers to meet with union ahead of strike action

In its statement this afternoon, the airline said: "Ryanair has again called on IMPACT/ IALPA to cancel the threatened industrial action on Wednesday Dec 20 (as the Italian and German unions have already done) which is causing unnecessary concern and worry for thousands of Ryanair customers travelling home during Christmas week".

Ryanair and the Irish pilots' union look set to meet for talks next week in a bid to avert a pre-Christmas strike.

Niall Shanahan, a spokesman for Impact, a union to which IALPA is affiliated, said: "We indicated to Ryanair that we were happy to meet them on Wednesday, but we would not be in a position to consider suspending the scheduled industrial action until we met them".

Ryanair has never recognised unions, but it said it would change this policy in order to avoid disruption to flights and passengers in Christmas week.

The union added that it had asked Ryanair to release its pilot representatives to prepare for and attend the meeting.

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Ryanair says it is now demanding the threat of strikes is lifted from its customers - already inconvenienced by the company's rota blunders this autumn that led to the travel plans of 700,000 people being scrapped.

However, a majority of pilots used by the airline in Ireland are not directly employed by the company.

The carrier has agreed to recognise unions for the first time.

The Dublin-based airline said Friday it would recognise the unions "as long as they establish committees of Ryanair pilots... as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines".

Ryanair has sought a meeting with the Irish Airline Pilots' Association on that day, according to The Independent.

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