Following negotiations between Ryanair and cabin crew representatives, using its long-established collective bargaining structures, cabin crew at all Ryanair bases have voted to accept a four-year agreement which, from 1st April 2013, will deliver:
- Average pay increases of 10% over four years.
- Pay increases for all cabin crew groups including supervisors and junior crew.
- Maintenance of a stable ‘home every night’ roster, practically unique in European aviation.
- Increases in supervisory and other allowances.
- Pay increases of up to 10% over five years.
- A five day on, four day off roster.
- Allowance and pension increases.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“These agreements recognise the outstanding productivity delivered by Ryanair’s people, whose hard work and dedication is key to Ryanair’s ability to expand and grow by offering more competition, ultra-low prices and a greater choice of routes.
It is a considerable success for Ryanair’s cabin crew and pilots to secure pay increases and favourable rosters at a time when unions in Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK are currently negotiating job cuts, pay cuts and pension cuts.
These contrasting circumstances demonstrate yet again the success of Ryanair’s business model and of its policy of dealing directly with cabin crew and pilots through the long-established collective bargaining structures within Ryanair.
At a time when high-fare airlines around Europe are cutting jobs and slashing pay and benefits, Ryanair will continue to offer stability, job security and outstanding promotional opportunities as the airline grows to carry over 100 million passengers per annum by 2019, with the acquisition of 175 new Boeing 737-800s.”
Ryanair Press Release