Ryanair and Anpac sign recognition agreement for Italy

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 9, 2018 16:57

Ryanair and Anpac sign recognition agreement for Italy

Ryanair has signed a Union Recognition agreement with ANPAC (Italian Airline Pilots Association), who will now be the sole representative body for Ryanair employed pilots in Italy. This agreement follows extensive negotiations with ANPAC since Ryanair’s December announcement that it was willing to recognise unions for collective bargaining purposes.

Ryanair welcomes the positive and constructive engagement of ANPAC which led to the formal signing of this recognition agreement within eight weeks of first meeting. This recognition agreement with ANPAC is significant because Italy currently accounts for almost 80 of Ryanair’s 400+ current aircraft fleet and approx. 20% of Ryanair’s pilot body.

Ryanair says that it looks forward to working with ANPAC and its newly elected ANPAC Ryanair Company Council to conclude an early CLA (Collective Labour Agreement) for our directly employed pilots based in Italy.

Ryanair’s Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson said: “We are pleased to announce this Italian recognition agreement with ANPAC on behalf of our directly employed pilots in Italy. This agreement (which follows our signed UK recognition agreement with BALPA in January), validates the decision of Ryanair’s Board in December to recognise unions. The fact that we have delivered pay rises of up to 20% for most of our pilots, and union recognition agreements in our two largest markets (UK and Italy) which together represent over 45% of our pilot body, shows how constructive Ryanair is about developing relationships with those unions who wish to work with us and how much progress we have made in a short period of time.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 9, 2018 16:57