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Ryanair reaches agreement with Irish pilots union

by LLB Reporter
23rd Aug 18 1:04 pm

Ryanair shares jumped as much as 6 per cent today amid news that the budget airline has reached an agreement with the Irish pilots’ union Fórsa.

“The proposed agreement will now go to ballot, with a recommendation for acceptance from Forsa and its Ryanair pilot representatives,” pilots’ union Forsa said in a statement, adding the talks’ mediator asked that neither side makes further comment while the ballot is conducted.

Ryanair said it would take the proposals to its board after the Irish-based pilots had voted on the agreement.

Ryanair passengers have suffered hundreds of flight cancellations this summer because of protests by pilots over slow progress in negotiating collective labour agreements, hitting average fares at Europe’s largest low-cost carrier.

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