Ryanair Pilots Suspend Pre-Christmas Strike

Ryanair pilots belonging to the Impact union in Ireland have suspended their pre-Christmas one-day strike following the airline's agreement to recognise unions

After Ryanair announced its change of policy on Friday, pilot unions in other countries suspended strike action, but Impact said its pilots wanted more clarification.

In a statement, Impact said: “Impact has this evening suspended a planned one-day strike of Ryanair pilots next Wednesday after company management agreed to recognise the union as the representative of Irish-based pilots.

“The union has agreed to meet management on Tuesday evening, but says it is available to meet sooner.

“The union asked management to release its Ryanair pilot representatives to prepare for and attend the meeting.

“The union acknowledged the principled determination of Ryanair pilots.”

Impact said it will meet Ryanair management tomorrow (Tuesday), ahead of planned action on Wednesday.