Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Ryanair offers to meet with union before Wednesday's planned strike action

Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre Christmas one-day strike union bosses have announced Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre Christmas one-day strike union bosses have announced
Kenneth Drake | 18 December, 2017, 01:12

Ryanair pilots in Portugal decided on Sunday to suspend their strike set for December 20 after the company agreed to recognise the unions and negotiate on Friday in a surprise decision, Portugal's Union of Civil Aviation Pilots (SPAC) said.

The union had warned industrial action would go ahead unless company management arranged to meet before Wednesday - the day of the planned strike.

IMPACT has suspended the action threatened by pilots next Wednesday.

However, the strike has not been officially called off and uncertainty remains for passengers booked on certain flights during one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

Update - 4.51pm: Ryanair have said that pilot unions in Ireland and Germany have agreed to meet them on Wednesday, December 20, to discuss union recognition.

"The union asked management to release its Ryanair pilot representatives to prepare for and attend the meeting", the statement read.


The announcement was made on Sunday night by the Impact trade union which also represents in this case Ialpa, the pilots' union.

An upcoming Ryanair pilot strike has been suspended after the airline agreed to talks - much to the relief of those flying overseas for Christmas.

However, Impact/Ialpa said it would not call off the action unless Ryanair met union representatives before the proposed strike was due to take place.

Ryanair has agreed to recognise pilots' unions in an attempt to avert Christmas strikes in a "significant change" from its long-standing position. Ryanair said: "We'll do all we can to minimise disruption".

"Union meetings planned next week and January".

Recommended

Refs gift Patriots game with this mind-boggling Steelers non-catch Refs gift Patriots game with this mind-boggling Steelers non-catch That's more yards than he'd had in any game except for Minnesota, when Bryant finished with three catches for 91 yards and a TD. Brown, who appeared unable to put any pressure on the leg, was helped off the field by members of Pittsburgh's training staff.

Pentagon Never Admitted Having Secret UFO Program. Until Now Pentagon Never Admitted Having Secret UFO Program. Until Now From then on, Elizondo said in an interview, he worked with officials from the Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency . A number for Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas was not answered Saturday, and voice mail for the number was out of order.

Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. "They weren't the type of guys I wanted to work with - so I haven't". Sorvino and Judd are among a large number of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.

Alphabet Is Using Lasers To Deliver Internet Alphabet Is Using Lasers To Deliver Internet To support the initial roll-out, X will have some engineers based in Andhra Pradesh as the deployment gets off the ground, the post said.

Real Madrid set team record with Club World Cup triumph Real Madrid set team record with Club World Cup triumph In next Saturday at the same ground, to win the title Real Madrid will play against the Brazilian club Gremio . In 43rd minutes of the game, Al Jazira went ahead by scoring and sudden goal.

Lions bust out Rockettes-inspired TD celebration with Keegan-Michael Key's help Lions bust out Rockettes-inspired TD celebration with Keegan-Michael Key's help Jones, Marvin Jones , Kenny Golladay , Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick , they might have a future on Broadway with the Rockettes. Detroit is 7-6 and fighting for a playoff spot, and this game against Chicago has helped the Lions so far.

Showtime: Mayweather v McGregor Fight NOT the Richest in Boxing History Showtime: Mayweather v McGregor Fight NOT the Richest in Boxing History When pressed to elaborate, he responded, " MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout. It wouldn't be a fair fight, unless Manny fought by their rules too, which would make it fair.

Man City can match 'Invincibles' but Arsenal did it without money - Wenger Man City can match 'Invincibles' but Arsenal did it without money - Wenger I said at the end of December, and we are at the start of December now, so it [discussions] is not far off. When I'm happy it's not because of the result but the way we play.

Mo Wilkerson Won't Play vs. Saints Due to 'Coaching Decision' Mo Wilkerson Won't Play vs. Saints Due to 'Coaching Decision' It marked the third straight year that Wilkerson had been benched for a quarter for disciplinary reasons. Bowles said he addressed the decision with his team Friday but wouldn't discuss what was said.

Cold in Denver overnight, warmer on Friday Cold in Denver overnight, warmer on Friday SNOW POTENTIAL INDEXA daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale. Ahead of this milder air there could be a little bit of spotty light rain or snow but no big systems are anticipated.

Lawmakers, friends react to death of Dan Johnson Lawmakers, friends react to death of Dan Johnson Their 7-month long investigation into the controversial preacher turned politician looked at stories that swirled around Rep. In the release, Rebecca Johnson referred to her husband's death as a "high-tech lynching based on lies and half-truths".

Terrorist Outfit Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Police Academy Attack Terrorist Outfit Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Police Academy Attack The US has been targeting the group relentlessly this year with extensive airstrikes and counter-terror measures. Officers said the toll could have been far worse had the attacker detonated his bomb in the centre of the crowd.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Debuts In India At $607 OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Debuts In India At $607 This is not significantly higher than the similar spec variant of the standard edition OnePlus 5T, which is priced at Rs37,999. The special edition Star Wars device was unveiled at an event in Mumbai, one day before the Star Wars release date.

Robin Roberts To Omarosa: Bye Felicia Robin Roberts To Omarosa: Bye Felicia The White House aide signaled that she had been disturbed by a lack of diversity in the Trump administration. Kelly had allegedly been frustrated by Manigault's access to the president.

CDC Estimate of Seasonal Flu-Related Deaths Increases Worldwide CDC Estimate of Seasonal Flu-Related Deaths Increases Worldwide Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are seen most at risk for the disease, which can be fatal. The county says flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older unless otherwise directed by a physician.