Ryanair agrees cabin crew pay cut with unions saving hundreds of UK jobs

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Ryanair has agreed a 4-year deal with the union, Unite, which represents Ryanair’s UK cabin crew.

The deal sees cabin crew take a interim pay cut of between 5-10% which will then restored over 4 years as the airline recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

The deal comes just a week after after Ryanair pilots agreed a similair deal with a 20% pay cut restored over 4 years.

The deal saves the jobs of hundreds of UK cabin crew who faced the prospect of redundancy as the airline operates a reduced network.

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said: “We welcome our cabin crew’s acceptance of the 4-year agreement negotiated with UNITE on 5% – 10% pay cuts to save hundreds of cabin crew jobs in the UK.

“The result of the negotiations with UNITE demonstrates the commitment from our cabin crew and their unions in the UK to work with Ryanair as we work our way through this crisis over the next number of years.”

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