Statement: Ryanair

IMPACT has this evening (Sunday 17th December) suspended a planned one day strike of Ryanair pilots next Wednesday (20th December) after company management agreed to recognise the union as the representative of Irish-based pilots.

The union has agreed to meet management on Tuesday evening, but says it is available to meet sooner.

The union asked management to release its Ryanair pilot representatives to prepare for and attend the meeting.

The union acknowledged the principled determination of Ryanair pilots, which it said had made this breakthrough possible, and said it looked forward to establishing a positive relationship with Ryanair company management.

IMPACT added that it hoped the suspension of industrial action would remove any uncertainty for passengers intending to travel on Wednesday.

IMPACT said the union would make no further comment until after the meeting with Ryanair on Tuesday.