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Ryanair: no wage agreement with Belgian pilots yet

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has reached an agreement on the wages of its pilots in Ireland, it announced today. The four-year deal was concluded with the union Forsa. There is no agreement in Belgium.

“Our Irish pilots will see that the pay cuts agreed during corona will be gone on their December pay slip, just in time for Christmas,” said Darrell Hughes, Ryanair’s hr director.

According to Ryanair, the pilots in Ireland will be paid the same wage as before the corona crisis. During the crisis, they had agreed to lower wages. Until March 2027, three wage increases are also planned.

The agreement was preceded by months of talks. In October, the union asked for the intervention of a mediator after negotiations reached a deadlock.

“This deal aligns our Irish pilots with similar wage recovery agreements we have reached with other pilot unions in Europe over the past nine months.”

In July, Ryanair said it had signed agreements with all pilots ‘ unions, except in Ireland and Belgium. In Belgium, there are indeed still talks, confirms trade unionist Hans Elsen (ACV Puls) on Tuesday.

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