In May, Ryanair announced that it would cut 3,000 jobs across Europe as a result of the continued disruption to the aviation sector. Since then, unions have been in negotiations with the airline to mitigate the impact of cuts on workers and their families.
Under the new agreement with Unite, Ryanair will impose no cabin crew job cuts in exchange for workers taking a temporary pay cut. Pay will be reduced by between 5% and 10% for different groups of workers, and these reductions will be reversed in two steps in 2023 and 2024. The reversals may occur earlier if Ryanair’s business recovers faster than expected.
This agreement reflects the new negotiating framework recently adopted by the ITF/ETF Ryanair Union Group, which covers affiliated unions across the airline’s network. The framework proposed to the airline stresses the need for open and fair dialogue between Ryanair and all unions in the Group.