Ryanair said today it met in Rome yesterday with the three main Italian cabin crew unions FIT CISL, ANPAC, and ANPAV and a set of agreed principles were signed which will form the basis of a collective labour agreement (CLA) to cover Italian-based cabin crew from 1 October 2018.
The parties agreed they are “now in the final stages of concluding final terms and conditions of a CLA” which will run for three years from 1 October to 31 December, 2021, and be governed by Italian law and the Italian Courts.
It will allow Italian cabin crew transition to local contracts over an agreed period, deliver increased pay under a new pay structure, which will see crews benefit from increased tax free allowances (similar to other Italian airlines) and introduce an Italian Pension Scheme as part of the overall package.
Ryanair’s chief people officer, Eddie Wilson said: “We welcome this agreement with the 3 Italian cabin crew unions on the terms of a Collective Labour Agreement (CLA), which will cover all of our Italian based cabin crew, and will start from next month. This agreement follows recent cabin crew agreements in Ireland with FORSA and in the UK with UNITE.
“We expect to sign this first CLA for our Italian cabin crew before the end of Sept, which will lead to significant pay improvements and other benefits for our Italian based cabin crew.
“This agreement is a further sign of the significant progress Ryanair is making in reaching agreements with our people and their unions in different EU countries, and disproves false claims made by smaller unions not involved in these negotiations, and who are threatening strikes later this winter, which will either not take place or be unsuccessful.”