General Industry

Number Of Potential Ryanair Job Cuts Remains At 3,000

By Dave Simpson
Number Of Potential Ryanair Job Cuts Remains At 3,000

Ryanair is still planning approximately 3,000 additional job losses if it cannot agree pay cuts with pilots and cabin crew, a spokesperson for the airline said on Wednesday July 1.

Group chief executive Michael O'Leary earlier told the BBC that the airline had announced approximately 3,500 job losses, but the spokesperson later clarified that Ryanair's plans to cut 3,000 pilot and cabin crew jobs had not changed.

Split Between Pilots And Cabin Crew

Europe's biggest budget airline has cut more than 250 staff from its offices around Europe, and the additional potential cuts would be split between pilots and cabin crew, with whom the company is currently in pay negotiations.

"We're looking for 20% from the best paid captains, 5% from the lowest paid flight attendants, and we think if we can negotiate those pay cuts by agreement, we can avoid most but not all job losses," O'Leary told BBC TV.

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