British pilots union BALPA has slammed Ryanair’s decision to go ahead with planned pilot redundancies in the UK as “hypocrisy” given the firm’s decision to tap the country’s COVID 19 aid facility for £600 million. Last week Ryanair announced it was considering making 3000 redundancies across its whole company and on Tuesday it confirmed this included 336 pilots based in the UK as well as imposing 20% pay cuts and other changes to working conditions Brian Strutton, BALPA general secretary, said “The hypocrisy of Ryanair taking £600m in support from the British Government which it previously said it did not

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