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BALPA Pilot Union Accuses Ryanair Of Bullying Staff

January 18, 2019 / Airwise

The union said Ryanair has closed a base in the Netherlands, and one in Germany and downsized a second in retaliation after pilots took strike action in the two countries.BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said the airline is now threatening the closure of two bases in the Canary Islands if cabin crew does not sign collective agreements by January 18. Unfortunately, we regard this as indicative of the way Ryanair are choosing to engage with their staff representatives. It appears that Ryanair management at the highest levels simply does not understand how to deal with unions. These heavy-handed tactics have no part to play in the modern industrial relations we are seeking to build in Ryanair.