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Ryanair is “wrapping its arms” around its UK staff in order not to lose them. Photograph: Paul Hanna/File Photo/Reuters

There was “too much gloating” in Ireland about the UK’s difficulties over Brexit, a senior Ryanair executive has said. “As an airline we have taken t(...)

Ryanair argues that many staff are happy with contractor status, which they say gives them higher pay. Photograph: Reuters

Ryanair is ramping up a new subsidiary with weaker labour rights to better compete in eastern Europe, infuriating staff and unions by bypassing conces(...)

Portuguese union official Fernando Gantra said the airline’s European operations in Dublin were contacted late on Saturday night about arranging accommodation for the crews.

Ryanair has apologised to staff after claims they were forced to sleep overnight in a crew room after being stranded at Malaga Airport. Four Ryanair(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary

Ryanair cancelled more flights than the 190 originally planned in Europe on Friday as German pilots joined cabin crew strikes in six countries. Crew (...)

Ryanair chief operations officer Peter Bellew said Ryanair and Stansted were “clearly being discriminated against”.

Ryanair has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission and the UK Civil Aviation Authority alleging “blatant discrimination” against it a(...)

Ryanair pilots: Ryanair Transnational Pilot Group has tabled  a “way to de-escalate the current conflict” between the airline and its pilots. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

A group backed by European pilot unions has written to Ryanair proposing a way out of the industrial relations turbulence in which the airline found i(...)

Ryanair said on Monday that it has invited Fórsa to meet following the strike, which it says will involve just 25 per cent of its Irish pilots

Ryanair has invited pilots’ union representatives to talks in anticipation of a fourth strike at the airline this week. The move came as pilots emplo(...)

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association said members at Ryanair would hold a fourth strike on Friday, August 3rd.

Ryanair has not ruled out further job cuts on top of the possible 300 announced on Wednesday if Irish pilots continue striking. The airline on Wednes(...)

Ryanair’s chief operations officer Peter Bellew (left) and chief people officer Eddie Wilson, who has asked pilots to postpone an “unnecessary” strike scheduled for Friday. File photograph: Collins

A second strike by Irish Ryanair pilots appears set to go ahead on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of up to 24 flights between Ireland and the U(...)

Ryanair let the union genie out of the bottle shortly before Christmas when it was facing strike threats from Ialpa, VC and their Italian counterpart Anpac among others. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A year ago the prospect of a strike at Ryanair would have been unthinkable. It remained steadfastly non-union, a significant exception to its peers in(...)

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