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Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ryanair signs agreement with Unite

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Ryanair has signed its second cabin crew union recognition agreement, this time with Unite the Union.

Unite will now be the representative body for around 650 directly employed cabin crew operating out of Ryanair's UK bases.
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The agreement follows extensive negotiations with Unite the Union and covers the UK market, which accounts for around 25% of Ryanair's fleet.

It follows Ryanair's first cabin crew recognition deal with the Italian ANPAC/ANPAV unions.~
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Ryanair's chief people officer Eddie Wilson said: "As this growing number of pilot and cabin crew recognition agreements confirms, we are making progress and confounding those sceptics who claimed that our December 2017 decision was not real or genuine.

"We look forward to working closely with both Unite the Union, and their Company Council to address issues of concern to our UK based cabin crew."
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Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "This is a historic agreement and a significant step by Ryanair. For the first time ever Ryanair's UK cabin crew will have a recognised union in their corner to deal with workplace issues and collectively bargain on pay.
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"I'd urge all UK based Ryanair cabin crew to join Unite and be part of one the biggest trade unions in the world representing airline workers.

"Over the coming days and weeks Unite will be seeking similar agreements with the employment agencies which indirectly employ the remainder of Ryanair's UK cabin crew.
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"Unite looks forward to building a positive relationship with Ryanair that benefits passengers and workers alike."
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