Then, on 10 August, German, Belgian, Swedish and Dutch pilots embarked on a radical pan-European movement – a first for Ryanair, which is not used to bypass the corners: in Ireland, while the conflict was in full swing, the cheap airline threatened to remove 20% of its fleet in Dublin, which would destroy 300 jobs.
In Ireland, the organization advocates improvements to the annual leave and promotion system, as well as the possibility of weighing up postal orders.
Ryanair reached an agreement with the Union Forsa of the Irish Pilots. So even if last night's agreement was not made public, it could certainly enable management to come out of the current crisis if the Irish trade union base voted for it.
The president of the Belgian Cockpit Association (BECA) Alain Vanalderweireldt, is a bit more optimistic: "We look forward to the content of the agreement reached with the Irish Union. This is an advanced, "he says." We still have to see how far the leaders of Ryanair are ready to go, "he adds, recognizing that requests from Ryanair in the rest of Europe are more consistent to implement than those of Irish pilots.
The announcement of this agreement supported the share price Ryanair, that Thursday morning more than 5% jumped on the Dublin Stock Exchange. If they ratify it, it would be a symbolic victory for the leadership of Ryanair which would show that he can get along well with his employees in his homeland. Last week, the attack by Irish pilots meant an intensification of the conflict with its spread to other sectors of less precarious workers.
"This is a major cause for concern for investors," said Neil Wilson, Markets.com analyst.
This agreement suggests that management is capable of resolving conflicts elsewhere in Europe.
At the end of July, cabin crew decided to strike in different countries in Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium). Approximately 55,000 passengers were affected by flight cancellations. Competing companies, ready to pay their pilots better, attracted some of the group's employees and fed the wage demands of those who stayed.