Ryanair warned of a possible loss of jobs for more than 100 pilots and 200 cabin crew, as it turned out, plans to cut its Dublin-aircraft fleet by 20%, blaming the recent pilot strike.
The carrier said he issued a 90-day notice of employees at risk of losing their jobs and begin redundancy negotiations.
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It is cutting its Dublin fleet from 30 to around 24 aircraft in the winter and instead of doubling your Polish Navy more than 10, partly as a result of recent strikes Irish pilots, which he said has hit orders and consumer confidence in its Irish services.
The group will offer affected employees a transfer to Poland to minimize layoffs.
Chief operating officer, Peter bellew, said: “We regret these reductions in base aircraft in Dublin for the winter of 2018, however, the Board of Directors decided to allocate additional aircraft to those markets where we are enjoying strong growth (e.g. Poland).
“This will lead to some reductions in aircraft and the reduction of jobs in the countries where the business has weakened, or forward orders damage rolling strikes Irish pilots.”
He added: “if it affects our reputation for reliability and forward orders, the base and the potential loss of jobs, such as those in Dublin deeply regrets the investigation”.
Ryanair warned earlier this week that jobs could be lost after the attacks on wages and working conditions.
Dozens of Irish airline Ryanair pilots staged their third 24-hour strike Tuesday in a dispute work, including annual leave and promotions.
Industrial action led to the cancellation of 16 flights, affecting 2,500 customers.
Ryanair, which was forced to recognize the unions in December for the first time in its history, declared that to decide on reductions based on its report “assessment of performance, productivity, attendance and base transfer applications.”
The airline will meet pilot Union force and the Committee of the pilots later on Wednesday to discuss the planned job cuts.
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On Monday, the group reported a 20% drop in profits to €altitude 319m (£285m) for the three months to June 30 after a sting low tariffs, high oil prices and the increase in pilot costs.
As well as the pilot strike, the airline Ryanair is also battling against the failure of air traffic control, strikes in Europe and filed a complaint on Tuesday, the European Commission against France on this issue, along with the owner of British Airways, the IAG, easyjet and wizz air.
Ryanair operates a fleet of more than 450 aircraft from 87 bases in Europe.