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(...)

At the meeting, Michael O’Leary told  shareholders that further strikes were likely to follow this summer’s industrial unrest at Ryanair as the airline got to grips with trade unions.

Ryanair looks likely to face increasing pressure from shareholders in the future to make changes to its board, even though investors voted to re-elect(...)

Ryanair agreed to recognise trade unions in December and said  it had reached deals with organisations representing about 60 per cent of pilots and cabin crew across its network. Photograph: Reuters

A European trade union group is demanding that Ryanair offer contract pilots direct employment from the beginning of 2019. Shareholders are due to at(...)

Ryanair cancellations: the airline says that 305,000 alternative routings or refunds – or more than 97 per cent of affected customers – have been processed. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair’s decision to cancel more than 2,000 flights between now and the end of October has “exposed structural deficiencies in its business and emplo(...)