Wednesday May 27, 2020

Will investors still be in love with a unionised Ryanair?

Michael O’Leary’s decision to make his battle with the unions very personal contributed to the prolongation of the pilots’ dispute with his airline

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
26th August, 2018

‘Hell will freeze over before that happens,” declared Michael O’Leary less than a year ago, dismissing the prospect of welcoming in trade unions to Ryanair after three decades of trenchant opposition to collective bargaining.

It turned out that hell didn’t freeze over. A short statement issued just after 7.30am on Thursday morning said that after a marathon 22-hour negotiating session, agreement had been reached between Fórsa, which represents the 100 members...

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