30-Oct-2013 4:25 PM

Ryanair Pilot Group calls for common basic contract, resolution of tax issues

Ryanair Pilot Group urged (29-Oct-2013) Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary to engage in talks on issues ranging from contracts to annual leave. The union, which claims to represent more than 50% of Ryanair Holdings Plc cockpit crew, is asking for a common basic contract that covers all pilots and wants Ryanair to resolve tax issues that arise as a result of working for the airline. Other concerns include the annual leave system, base transfers and reinstatement of colleagues disciplined because of the request for representation. RPG interim council chairman Evert van Zwol, in a letter to Mr O'Leary said: “We will be very happy to agree a mutually convenient time and location to open discussions on behalf of the majority of pilots flying for Ryanair". According to the group, the CEO said he would agree to meet with representatives if members exceeded 1601 staff. The union held its first press conference on 29-Oct-2013. [more - original PR - Presentation] [more - original PR - Press Pack]

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