Articles tagged “pilot pay”

Ryanair Reaches Labor Deals With British Pilots

Ryanair Reaches Labor Deals With British Pilots

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Big news, but don't be fooled. Ryanair's long-running labor disputes aren't over. The Irish carrier is still negotiating with pilots in Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Germany, which have all threatened strikes.

2 years ago

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The Irish airline has the highest operating margins in Europe and can afford to make concessions. Its divide-and-conquer approach to negotiating different contracts at various airport bases risks the ire of employees tempted to unionize.

2 years ago

Ryanair Dispute Over Pay Demands Escalates as Employee Council Seeks Involvement

Ryanair Dispute Over Pay Demands Escalates as Employee Council Seeks Involvement

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest discount airline requires its pilots to pay for their own hotels when they cannot return to their home base due to flight schedules. Thorny issues like that make a quick end to negotiations unlikely.

2 years ago

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is playing the long game. Surprise pay hikes for pilots and flight attendants will cost roughly $350 million in 2018 and 2019. But if airlines truly want to avoid more customer service-related dramas, one way to get there is to adequately compensate your workforce.

3 years ago