ERC Response to initial Ryanair offer

Cc: EIN, CRL, BRU, SXF, HHN, HAM, BRE, NUE, FKB, CGN, FRA, PMO, NYO, FCO, MXP, TPS, BGY

Dear Mr. Hickey,

We write to you to inform you that, as ERC’s, we have discussed your latest memos, both 13th & 18th Sept, with our colleagues. The majority of our colleagues rejected your latest memo. Therefore we would like to make you a counter offer which is far more simple, but more constructive to resolve the operational problems we are facing at the moment and create a positive future. We believe that this will help keep our planes in the air and bring our customers on time at their destination, now and in the long term future. The pilot market is changing and Ryanair will need to change the ways which the pilots and management work together to ensure a stable and common future for everyone.

A stable future for both the company and the pilots requires the following changes:

– Implementing of a Regional system with permanent local contracts for all employees according to the national law and rights.

– The regional teams will operate in a coordinated manner to achieve common working conditions throughout the Ryanair network, but allowing for differences in local law as well as pay scales and will be recognized by Ryanair management as negotiating partner. The contract will be based on benchmarks with comparable competitors for each individual region, this should help stop the large number of colleague who are leaving for “greener pastures”

– When the new Regional system has been set up we demand new negotiations with the goal of new contracts to be designed by the 1st of January 2018. We will need to have an agreed fallback position if the negotiations are not successful.

– Pilots are not trained as negotiators, we will be bringing professional assistance to our negotiations.

We ask you to agree to the above and we as a pilot group, will support your attempts to achieve the support and flexibility from the pilot body for the followings weeks to make sure the cancellations will be minimized and our customers will enjoy our high performance operation that they are used to. This will mean that many of our colleagues must give back their vacations and there must be written guarantees that these colleagues be properly compensated. The offer from 18 Sept is not an adequate offer and is being met with great resistance.

We look forward to hearing from you latest this Friday, the 22nd of September 2017 at 1000Z. Kind regards,

ERC’s of the following bases:
EIN, CRL, BRU, SXF, HHN, HAM, BRE, NUE, FKB, CGN, FRA, PMO, NYO, FCO, MXP, TPS, BGY