Ryanair warns of further staff disruption

Getty Images

Ryanair is warning of “localized disruption” recognizes the unions between the countries in which it operates.

The airline, which has stood for the representation of workers for years, is also expected to extend the recognition of the trade union for cabin crew.

Last month, Ryanair agreed to recognise a union for its 600 UK drivers. That followed a line on the pilots rotas, which has seen thousands of flights cancelled.

Ryanair has also said he expects prices to fall 3% this year.

In a trading update, the airline said profits for the three months to the end of December were up 12% to €106m (£93.6 m), while the number of passengers increased by 6% in the period to 30.4 million euros.

Ryanair pilots win union recognition
EasyJet chief executive takes pay cut

Ryanair, said: “we have to finalize the union arguments on a line similar to the one agreed in the UNITED kingdom, we expect some localized disruptions and negative PR so investors should be prepared for the same.”

It is said that once the process was completed, you should have a “similar commitment with the cabin crew unions”.

But Ryanair has said that, during the process, trade unions in other airlines, can trigger problems: “In some jurisdictions, the unions that represent the competitor airlines would like to test our commitment to our low-cost, high-wage/high productivity model to disrupt our operations.

“We are well prepared to deal with any disruption if this means defending our cost base or our model, high productivity.”‘Considerable uncertainty’

Ryanair has said it is still expecting profits for the full year of between €1.4 bn and €1.45 billion, but said that it depended on three things: the absence of the union of unplanned interruptions security events and the level of Easter bookings.

He also cautioned that there was considerable uncertainty about the future direction of rates, and that, unlike his competitors, he was not sure that it could increase the price of the ticket this summer.

He said that cost pressures would increase, including an increase in fuel bills and a further 100 million euro of staff costs, thanks to a pay rise of 20% for its pilots.

He added that the lack of clarity on Brexit continued to cloud its prospects of a business.

It warns that there has been “a serious risk of major disruption” to flights between the UNITED kingdom and the European Union in April 2019, unless there was some sort of agreement in advance of the September 2018.