Budget airline Ryanair has agreed a new pay deal with Irish pilots’ union Forsa which will see an “accelerated restoration” of pay cuts implemented during the pandemic.
The carrier’s pilots agreed to take a pay cut in 2020 during the height of the Covid-19 crisis as airline fleets were largely grounded.
Wages will now be fully restored for Irish pilots in this month’s payroll. Ryanair has also agreed to give pilots three years of further pay increases spread over the next four years up to March 2027.
Ryanair’s people director Darrell Hughes said: “This agreement which includes annual pay increases for the next four years now brings our Irish pilots into line with similar pay restoration deals concluded with our other pilot unions across Europe over the past nine months.”
The agreement with Forsa and Ryanair’s Irish pilots followed discussions which took place last week at the Workplace Relations Commission.