Fórsa to ballot pilot members at Ryanair on new collective agreement  

Airplane wings, representing airline pilots

Fórsa trade union will ballot its airline pilots at Ryanair on a proposed new four-year collective agreement with the airline.

The proposed agreement, finalised last Friday (16th December), followed discussions at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

The union confirmed that the proposals, which include post-Covid pay restoration measures brought forward from 2023 – in addition to pay restructuring measures – will be put to a ballot of Fórsa’s pilots at Ryanair with a recommendation to vote in favour of the proposed agreement.

Fórsa assistant general secretary Ian McDonnell said: “The outcome of these pay discussions mark a positive outcome to the process, and I wish to acknowledge the WRC for its invaluable assistance in bringing talks to a conclusion.

“The new collective agreement provides for improved pay and certainty for pilots over the next four years, and preparations for a ballot of our members on the terms of this proposed agreement are now underway,” he said.

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