Ryanair threatens job cuts with 900 workers at risk including pilots and flight attendants

RYANAIR has warned 900 staff members that their jobs are at risk due to an “excess” of positions.

This includes pilots and flight attendants who work for the budget airline.

 Up to 900 Ryanair crew could be at risk of losing their job


Up to 900 Ryanair crew could be at risk of losing their jobCredit: AFP

A leaked internal video, revealed by Bloomberg saw Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary claim the low-cost carrier had an excess of “500 pilots and 400 flight attendants”.

It also claimed that another 600 people would fall into those risk position next year.

He made the comments in an internal video to staff following the release of the financial results for the three months to June 30, saying job cuts would take place at around the end of September and again after Christmas.

However, a spokesperson has claimed that this is not true.

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A Ryanair spokesperson told Sun Online Travel that “900 current staff could be impacted” but that the number of 1,500 jobs at risk was “falsely reported”.

Ryanair currently employs approximately 5,000 pilots and 9,000 flight attendants, according to the Bloomberg report.

It isn’t the only cuts the airline is making – a number of routes will stop and bases will be closed following the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets.

With just 30 of the 58 aircraft ordered being delivered to Ryanair next summer, this mean five million less seats and could result in more expensive fares.

 Ryanair passengers could face strike action later this month


Ryanair passengers could face strike action later this monthCredit: Getty – Contributor

The affected routes and bases is yet to be confirmed.

Passengers travelling with Ryanair this summer could face disruptions as crew announce their intent to strike.

The airline’s cabin crew in Portugal have announced a series of strikes, just after the unions for its UK and Irish pilots said they were voting on industrial action.

Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal are set to strike for five days in August in a dispute over pay and conditions, the SNPVAC union said on Wednesday.

However, the exact dates have not been confirmed yet.

Brits will also be hit by Heathrow Airport strikes as well as British Airways strikes next month.

Stansted Airport strikes could also go ahead in August, with Gatwick Airport currently voting on whether to strike.

As the summer holiday season for British tourists ramps up, hundreds of thousands of passengers could be affected.


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