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Ryanair has signed a collective labour agreement framework and social plan with Ver.di, the German cabin crew union.

The deal covers all of the carriers German based cabin crew.

This agreement (which is now subject to a cabin crew ballot) confirms the application of German labour law to Ryanairs cabin crew and delivers pay increases and other benefits for all cabin crew over the next two years.

Ryanair also confirmed that its Italian cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly (88 per cent) in favour of the collective labour agreement signed recently between Ryanair and the three main cabin crew unions – FIT CISL, ANPAC, and ANPAV.

This deal will now apply to all of Ryanairs cabin crew in Italy for the next three years.

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Over the past week, Ryanair has also signed new recognition agreements with cabin crew unions in Greece (RACU) and Sweden (UNIONEN).

Ryanair will now work with these unions on long term collective labour agreement to cover cabin crew in Greece and Sweden.

Ryanair chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said: “We are pleased to sign this collective labour agreement with Ver.di, which will lead to pay improvements and other benefits for our German based cabin crew, subject to them voting in favour of this agreement over the coming week.

“This follows a very successful collective labour agreement ballot in Italy and recent cabin crew recognition agreements in Greece and Sweden.

“These are further concrete signs of the substantial progress Ryanair is making in concluding agreements with our people and their unions in many different EU countries.”

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