Fórsa agrees to attend mediation over Ryanair dispute

Fórsa has this afternoon (Tuesday) accepted an invitation from mediator Kieran Mulvey to attend talks on the Ryanair pilots’ dispute tomorrow afternoon.

The union said that the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialpa) had submitted a 30-page proposal to Ryanair management in March of this year, which sought pay levels and structures that are in line with sector norms, and which made detailed proposals on pensions, working conditions and related matters.

It added that only a substantive and meaningful counter-proposal from Ryanair management, which properly addresses all areas of the union’s claim, would need to be tabled tomorrow (Wednesday) to prevent strike action next week.

The union said Ialpa’s mandate for industrial action, following a ballot in which 94% of directly-employed Ryanair pilots who are members of Ialpa voted for industrial action, remained in place.