After the recent cabin crew strikes on 25 and 26 July and the Irish pilot strike on 12 July Ryanair is now facing a new industrial action: Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), representing the German pilots have today (30 July) closed a ballot among Ryanair pilots regarding collective labor agreements remuneration (VTV) and terms and conditions (MTV). A majority of 96% for the MTV and 96 % for the VTV voted in favor for industrial action.
“To avoid industrial action, we are offering Ryanair a final deadline to submit a workable proposal by August 6, 2018. Unfortunately, so far Ryanair has not made any proposal with which we could work. Last Friday, another round of exploratory talks yielded no progress either”, said Ingolf Schumacher, Chairman Industrial Relations at Vereinigung Cockpit (VC).
“Since the start of our negotiations in January, Ryanair has been playing for time and even if Ryanair is not taking this ballot seriously, industrial action like in other European countries, seems unavoidable in Germany as well. We implore upon Ryanair to reverse its present way of behaving like a wrong-way driver towards pilot and cabin crew unions throughout Europe”, Schumacher continued.