Ryanair UK pilots vote to accept pay offer

Lloyd Doyle
January 18, 2018

A statement from the airline on Thursday afternoon confirmed that all 15 of its United Kingdom pilot bases have now voted in secret ballot to accept pay increases of up to 20pc.

This includes London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal.

Pilots at Stansted had rejected the offer by a margin of 60% to 40% in October as Ryanair struggled to contain a revolt that followed its cancellation of 20,000 flights a month over the mishandling of staff holidays.

Ryanair and BALPA agreed to offer these pay increases to the six out of 15 United Kingdom bases (including Stansted) which had not previously accepted them.

The increased pay for United Kingdom pilots will be paid by the company in the January payroll.


Ryanair has also confirmed that all 15 of its United Kingdom pilot bases voted to the accept pay increase and that it would be effective as of this month despite the fact that recognition discussions with BALPA, the United Kingdom pilot union, are ongoing.

"Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with BALPA, the United Kingdom pilot union, but had agreed with BALPA that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations", the airline said on Thursday.

Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with BALPA, the United Kingdom pilot union, but had agreed with BALPA that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations, which are "proceeding quickly", Ryanair said.

The airline claims that it had asked the remaining Dublin-based pilots to vote on the pay increase on or before 17 January so they could avail of the pay rise if they voted in favour.

Talks with the pilots' unions are progressing slowly, it said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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