Oct 6, 2017

Ryanair boss offers pilots better pay and conditions to stay

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has written to the airline's pilots to offer them better pay and conditions. In the letter seen by the Irish Independent newspaper, he urges pilots to stay with Ryanair "For a brighter future". Ryanair has been in crisis after the rota changes - brought about to comply with new aviation rules - led to a shortage of pilots because the airline failed to plan for enough leave. The sweeteners included pay increases, loyalty bonus payments, improved rotas and better compensation for pilots forced to work away from their home base. The Ryanair boss also urged the airline's pilots not to join "One of these less financially secure or Brexit-challenged airlines".

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