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Ryanair's Irish-Based Cabin Crew Accept Temporary Pay Cut To Save Jobs

By Dave Simpson

Irish-based Ryanair cabin crew have accepted a temporary 10% pay cut to save jobs that were at risk due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Fórsa Statements

Trade union Fórsa, which negotiated the agreement, has confirmed that 62% of the 68% of cabin crew who voted in the ballot backed the pay cut.

The Irish Times quotes Fórsa official Ashley Connolly as saying, "This agreement is a product of the difficulties being faced by the aviation industry globally.

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"Our cabin crew members understand the severity of this crisis. They've backed an agreement that protects their job and provides for a review of circumstances should they improve sooner than expected."

Ryanair said that the terms of the agreement should avoid the need for Irish-based cabin crew redundancies.

UK Agreement

The agreement follows news earlier this week that Ryanair's UK cabin crew have accepted pay reductions of between 5% and 10% to be restored over four years.

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