29/10/2013

Ryanair Pilot Group Calls For Discussions With Airline

Ryanair has been urged to enter talks on "industrial relations and professional matters" by a group claiming to represent over 50% of the airlines pilots.

The Ryanair Pilot Group made the call at its first public meeting, held this morning in Brussels.

The group claim to represent more than 50% of pilots directly employed by the company and more than 50% of those on contract.

It is understood that Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary made a commitment to engage with the group if they secured the support of more than 1,601 of the company's pilots.

Captain Evert van Zwol, the group's chairman, said they now had "well over" that figure.

(MH/IT)

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