22 JANUARY 2018
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Ryanair confirmed last week that all 15 of its UK pilot bases – including Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal – have now voted in a secret ballot to accept pay increases of ‘up to’ 20%. The Dublin base has not agreed.
Most of Ryanair’s pilots at Cork and Shannon, and a majority of pilots in Dublin who are contractors or new joiners have already accepted.
Ryanair had asked the remaining Dublin pilots to vote on this large pay increase on or before Monday 17 January so that they could be paid in the January payroll. Ryanair says it is disappointed that no such vote was organised among the remaining 35% of Dublin pilots who will now not receive this pay increase at the end of the month.
Ryanair is continuing to negotiate with trade union FORSA and its Ryanair Irish Pilots Council, but these discussions are progressing slowly the airline says. Ryanair will continue to communicate with the Dublin pilots who have yet to accept this pay increase which, if accepted, can be included in the February payroll.
In a statement Ryanair only talks percentage terms and not actual numbers. Business Travel News has not been able to establish these figures, nor its total pilot force which would give more meaningful numbers.
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