Oliver Richardson, left, and Eoin Coates,  of the International Transport Workers Federation at a press conference at Fórsa trade union, as Ryanair cabin crew come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Hopes have grown that a Ryanair pilots’ strike can be avoided after their union confirmed it was “considering” an airline invitation to meet. The new(...)

Staff at Ryanair headquarters in Dublin. The British Airline Pilots’ Association the union recognition deal covered 600 directly-employed pilots in Ryanair’s UK operations. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair has signed a union recognition deal with the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa), the first of its kind since the airline reversed its(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said the airline would jettison its policy of refusing to recognise labour groups. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ryanair passengers still face possible disruption next week as the airline’s pledge to recognise trade unions drew mixed reactions from pilots’ groups(...)

Representation row: Ryanair argues that its existing structure is already a fair collective bargaining system and that it has the Supreme Court’s approval.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ryanair pilots are heading for their first ever strike within the next few days in what could turn into a battle of wills between them and the airline(...)

Ryanair chief executive Micheal O’Leary has consistently refused to recognise trade unions at the airline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A trade union of British pilots plans to form a Ryanair company council following requests from members seeking talks on pay and conditions at the air(...)

Pilot exhaustion made the headlines this week when a newspaper reported two pilots on a British long-haul flight fell asleep in the cockpit, leaving the packed jet travelling unsupervised on autopilot

More than half of British airline pilots say they have fallen asleep in the cockpit, a survey says, ahead of an EU vote on flying hours, which a pilot(...)