Without unions, the world would look different today. Many working and living conditions that are now taken for granted have been enforced by trade unions – we want to secure and develop these conditions. For this reason we need a strong foundation of members, including you.
Fair living wage
Ryanair makes billions, every single year. It can afford to do better for its cabin crew. You have the right to live with dignity. ver.di has proved at EasyJet that low-cost carriers can have good wages and working conditions for cabin crew and still be profitable.
Guaranteed steady income
Aircrew Alliance and ver.di’s goal is to make sure that, no matter how many flying hours you have, your salary is there to meet your needs. Through collective labour agreements, we lay the rules for a guaranteed income all year round: in the summer but also in the winter months when you might fly less.
Aircrew Alliance and ver.di believe that loyal cabin crew should be compensated for their hard work! Seniority pay was and will always be one of our main demands. Ryanair is constantly hiring new recruits, but there are many experienced cabin crew working long-term for the company. We fight for your right to get paid according to your position and years of service.
Ryanair promotes precarious jobs through the use of agency employment. Job insecurity puts cabin crew in unnecessary stress and anxiety. Ryanair uses this model to create an environment of fear and obedience. With ver.di you are fighting for stable employment, long term contracts and the end of insecurity.
Sickness leave and pay
ver.di fought hard for the implementation of German law for cabin crew, putting an end to years of illegal unpaid sickness. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement especially when it comes to transparency in payments and information about your rights. The fear culture around sickness needs to stop: nobody should be afraid of being sick, you need to be fit to fly in order to perform your duties safely!
Sales are the foundation of Ryanair, it is their business model and we understand that. But the bullying culture needs to stop: cabin crew’s safety should be the priority! Sales are also the main performance criteria for everything from promotions to transfers. We want a fair and transparent sales system, where cabin crew work together instead of against each other.
After we legally fought for the right to a works council in 2018, we now also have to elect the works council. We are fighting with the Aircrew Alliance and ver.di for the establishment of a works council. This project only works with all cabin crew. Let’s get started.
Laws to protect your rights
We are a powerful voice for workers both on and off the job. We win collective labour agreements, we help create and advise works council elected by all employees, and we protect each worker’s individual rights by giving legal aid and advice. We also inform the public about the importance of unions, and we fight at the local, national and international level for laws to protect employees’ rights.