Belgian union rejects Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike

By Daphne Psaledakis BRUSSELS, Sept 19 : The union representing Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium has rejected an offer from the Irish airline ahead of a planned one-day strike across five countries on Sept. 28, the union said on Wednesday. Separately, European pilots threatened new strikes against Ryanair if talks with unions did not progress […]

Ukrainian minister faces graft probe, says case politically motivated

By Olena Vasina and Natalia Zinets KIEV, Sept 13 : Ukraine’s infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing. The probe into Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan is the highest-profile case since the […]

Ryanair cabin crew unions threaten major strike in late September

By Conor Humphries DUBLIN, Sept 7 : Seven trade unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in five countries threatened on Friday to hold a strike in late September unless the airline agrees to improve working conditions. Europe’s largest low-cost carrier suffered its worst ever strikes this summer, but secured a breakthrough in August when it reached […]

Ryanair strike hits 55,000 passengers across Europe

By Padraic Halpin and Victoria Bryan DUBLIN/BERLIN, Aug 10 : Ryanair endured its worst one-day strike on Friday after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travellers with the budget airline at the height of the summer holiday season. Ryanair, which averted widespread strikes before last Christmas […]

Ryanair proposes mediator for Irish pilots union talks

By Padraic Halpin Dublin, Aug 3 : Ryanair proposed that a third-party mediator join talks with a trade union representing its Irish pilots who went on strike for a fourth time today before wider stoppages planned around Europe next week. The Forsa trade union, which had called for such mediation, welcomed Ryanair’s response and said […]

Ryanair cabin crew to strike in late July, threaten further action

By Conor Humphries and Megan Dollar Dublin/Brussels , July 5 : Ryanair cabin crew are set to strike in four countries in late July, including in two of its largest markets, threatening to disrupt Europe’s biggest low-cost airline at the height of the holiday season. The strike plans, aimed at achieving improved working conditions, deal […]