Ryanair job cuts remain at 3,000, says spokeswoman

Ryanair job cuts remain at 3,000, says spokeswoman

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Ryanair planes are seen at Dublin Airport in Ireland. (REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo)

DUBLIN: Ryanair is still planning around 3,000 additional job losses if it cannot agree pay cuts with pilots and cabin crew, a spokeswoman for the airline said on Wednesday (Jul 1).

Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary earlier told the BBC that the airline had announced about 3,500 job losses, but the spokeswoman later clarified that Ryanair's plans to cut 3,000 pilot and cabin crew jobs had not changed.

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary
Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary attends the Europe Aviation Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Mar 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo)

Europe's biggest budget airline has cut more than 250 staff from its offices around Europe and the additional potential cuts would be split between pilots and cabin crew, with whom the company is currently in pay negotiations.

"We're looking for 20 per cent from the best paid captains, 5 per cent from the lowest paid flight attendants and we think if we can negotiate those pay cuts by agreement, we can avoid most but not all job losses." O'Leary told BBC TV.

Source: Reuters

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