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Old 26th Oct 2017, 19:01
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UK-based Ryanair pilots considering group legal action


...The survey also asks whether pilots employed on agency contracts would back a group legal action to test the legality of their employment structures, and to establish better rights as employees.

BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton said Ryanair was unique in the complexity of its employment structures, and his organisation was issuing the survey at the request of Ryanair pilots, who have until 6 November to respond to it.

He said they were also examining a potential legal challenge to Ryanair's employment practices, similar to that mounted recently by Uber drivers.

In a response, Ryanair rejected the BALPA allegations about its "complex employment structures" as false.

It said a majority of Ryanair pilots in 2017 are direct employees, and a minority are contractors. ....


According to information seen by RTÉ, pilots at Madrid, Stansted, Glasgow, Pescara and Naples decided to reject the deal which could have seen increases of up to €22,000.

Bases where pilots voted to accept the management proposals and the conditions attached to them were Belfast, Gdansk, Prestwick, and Lamezia, though Ryanair has previously stated that it has done pay deals with at least 10 bases....
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