ECA Press Release: New year, same threats to Ryanair pilots

Brussels, 16 January 2019 - 2018 was a pivotal year for Ryanair and its pilots and cabin crew, engaging in the previously unchartered territory of social dialogue. As negotiations on Collective Labour Agreements (CLAs) continue at varying speeds throughout Europe, Ryanair persists in using threats as a bargaining tool. Within the first three days of 2019, in negotiations with cabin crew unions in Spain, Ryanair threatened closure of two bases in the Canary Islands if the cabin crew did not sign CLAs by the 18 Jan 2019.

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Building pilot unity across borders

April 13, 2018 - The growth of Transnational airlines operating throughout Europe, and further afield, has forced pilots to recognize that they must cooperate and adopt new representation methods in order to address the challenges arising from these new business models.

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Counter-expertise draft report regarding Air France Flight 447: All contributing factors must be considered

January 15, 2018 -  Last week, a draft report was issued as part of the Air France flight 447 court case. This counter-expertise was requested by the judges to challenge the results of the first investigation.  The SNPL F ALPA (the main French Airline Pilot Association) is thoroughly analyzing its content. At first sight, the union deems unacceptable to adhere to the report’s simplistic vision, where the responsibility of this tragic event lies solely with the pilots.

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